George R.R. Martin teases Targaryen spinoff—”All the indicators are good”


Last week, the information got here out that HBO was near giving a pilot order to a second Game of Thrones prequel sequence, the primary — tentatively titled Blood Moon, or perhaps The Long Night, relying on what camp you’re in — being in regards to the first time the White Walkers ravaged Westeros hundreds of years earlier than the principle present kicks off. This new sequence would happen far more lately and would hint the historical past of the Tagaryen dynasty, drawing a lot of its materials from George R.R. Martin’s guide Fire & Blood.

So all of us spent a weekend freaking out about that. Today, Martin got here out and confirmed that the stories are true…effectively, just about. “Yes, I can confirm that HBO put several GAMES OF THRONES successor shows in development at one point,” he wrote on his Not a Blog. “There had been 4 to start out with. Then 5. Then three. I’ve mentioned all that earlier than. Jane Goldman’s as but untitled present, which I’m nonetheless not presupposed to name THE LONG NIGHT, is a type of. The pilot on that one wrapped a month in the past and has been in post-production. I’m anticipating to see her first lower quickly.   (Last month in Belfast, I acquired a behind-the-scenes have a look at a few of her units, they usually had been spectacular).”

As for the brand new present, Martin would solely verify that it has a title. “But it’s not the obvious title.” Okay, so it’s not Fire & Blood. Internet, we’re now accepting title ideas.

According to Martin, the brand new sequence “has a script and a bible, and each of them are terrific, first charge, thrilling.

They’re the work of RYAN CONDAL.   I first met Ryan when he got here to New Mexico a few years in the past to shoot a pilot for a fantasy western referred to as THE SIXTH GUN, primarily based on the comedian guide.   That present didn’t go, although I had the pleasure of screening the pilot at my theatre, the Jean Cocteau.   Later we additionally did a premiere for COLONY, the aliens-in-LA sequence that Ryan created and ran.   He’s a helluva robust author, and an enormous fan of A SONG OF ICE & FIRE, Dunk & Egg, and Westeros generally.   I’ve beloved working with him, and if the Seven Gods and HBO are variety, I hope to maintain on working with him for years to come back on this new successor present, the title of which is…

But in fact he doesn’t say, as a result of he’s a merciless and unforgiving geek god. “I can say that there shall be dragons. Everyone else has mentioned that, so why not me?”

I do need to level out that “moving closer to a pilot order” is NOT the identical factor as “getting a pilot order.”  Would that it had been.   This is encouraging, that is thrilling, however don’t purchase the sofa simply but.   When HBO really offers us a pilot order, you’ll hear me shouting it from the rooftops.   A sequence order, and I’ll be shouting even louder.    But we’ll see.   Right now all of the indicators are good, however nothing is confirmed.

Martin additionally takes care to level out that simply because HBO is contemplating ordering one other Game of Thrones present to pilot doesn’t imply that Goldman’s present isn’t transferring ahead. “If that’s so, no one has told me. I don’t think it’s so.” Overall, Martin appears keen about the potential of greater than extra Game of Thrones present on the air. “Or hell, maybe three or four.”

As ever, I discover Martin’s willingness to talk out about HBO’s plans earlier than the community itself makes any form of official remark completely stark raving hilarious. George R.R. Martin gonna George R.R. Martin, and we get to get pleasure from it.

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