The different day, HBO introduced that it had ordered 10 episodes of a brand new sequence known as House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel in regards to the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil conflict that tore Westeros aside some hundred-odd years earlier than the sequence as we all know it started. We had been, evidently, psyched.
Also pumped is A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, who’s on board as a co-creator. Martin additionally wrote Fire & Blood, the historical past of the Targaryen dynasty on which House of the Dragon is predicated. In a brand new publish on his Not a Blog, Martin heaped praised on Colony creator Ryan Condal, who will likely be showrunning the brand new sequence alongside Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, the man behind basic episodes like “Hardhome” and “The Winds of Winter.”
[Condal is] a terrific author… and a fan of my books since properly earlier than we met. He tells me that he found the sequence simply after A STORM OF SWORDS was revealed, and “I’ve loved the books for 19 years.” (He can be an enormous fan of my Dunk & Egg tales. In reality, that was the present he wished to do initially, however I’m not ready to carry Dunk & Egg to tv till I’ve written fairly a couple of extra tales). Working with Ryan on the event of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has been a dream.
Condal isn’t the one particular person fascinated with seeing Martin’s Dunk & Egg novellas delivered to the small display. Their decrease stakes and episodic format could be an ideal match for tv, however alas, we’ll have to attend for Martin to put in writing a couple of extra legs of their journey.
Speaking of writing, Martin is definitely fascinated with scripting a couple of episodes of the sequence himself…though that comes with one crucial caveat. “[I]f things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of GAME OF THRONES,” he mused. “But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER. Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episodes of HOUSE.”
Okay, I hope that comforts anybody who was pondering of panicking over one more delay for the lengthy awaited sixth chapter within the Song of Ice and Fire saga, The Winds of Winter. It’s getting finished earlier than Martin units pen to paper on the rest.
That stated, it’s good to see how he’s. On his weblog, he says that he truly pitched this idea to HBO again in the summertime of 2016, after they had been first speaking about the potential for Game of Thrones successor reveals. (“[T]hough the title has changed a couple times during that process,” he admits.)
But as excited as all of us for a Targaryen-themed prequel present, we additionally must say goodbye to Bloodmoon, a distinct prequel sequence that may have been set throughout the Long Night, hundreds of years earlier than even House of the Dragon. Martin provided some parting phrases:
I have no idea why HBO determined to not go to sequence on this one, however I don’t assume it had to do with HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. This was by no means an both/or scenario. If tv has room sufficient for a number of CSIs and CHICAGO reveals… properly, Westeros and Essos are so much greater, with hundreds of years of historical past and sufficient tales and legends and characters for a dozen reveals. Heartbreaking as it’s to work for years on a pilot, to pour your blood and sweat and tears into it, and have it come to nought, it’s under no circumstances unusual. I’ve been there myself, greater than as soon as. I do know [showrunner Jane Goldman] and her staff are feeling the frustration simply now, they usually have all my sympathy… with my thanks for all their laborious work, and my good needs for no matter they do subsequent.
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