Another Game of Thrones prequel is coming. Maybe. Deadline experiences that HBO is near ordering a pilot for a present about House Targaryen, based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s ebook Fire & Blood. The undertaking might be co-executive produced by George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal. Per Deadline, the story relies on a remedy dreamed up by Game of Thrones scribe Bryan Cogman, again when HBO was first exploring what sort of present would observe up its monster hit. The pitch was shelved and Cogman moved on to different issues, however it appears to be like like the thought is coming again in revised type.
Fire & Blood is a “fake history” ebook that chronicles the trials of the Targaryen household beginning lots of of years earlier than the occasions of the principle present, when Aegon Targaryen conquered Westeros along with his sisters, and ending shortly after the Dance of Dragons, a Targaryen civil struggle that tore the realm aside. There’s a second quantity on the best way.
Deadline says that the brand new prequel is ready “300 years earlier than the occasions in Game of Thrones,” which in all probability means Aegon’s Invasion is within the playing cards. Entertainment Weekly, in the meantime, “hears the series would lead up to and eventually chronicle…the legendary Dance of the Dragons.” So this present would cowl quite a lot of time. Would it solely point out Aegon’s Invasion and passing and focus primarily on the Dance? Would it’s an anthology present, with every season leaping ahead in time to look at a brand new technology of characters? Lots of questions stay.
If HBO greenlights this concept, the SFX funds might be staggering. Aegon the Conqueror’s dragon, Balerion the Black Dread, was a lot bigger than Daenerys’ Drogon. And simply think about how a lot it will value to animate a civil struggle with a number of dragons preventing over the skies of Westeros.
If this present goes to pilot, it will likely be second Game of Thrones prequel HBO is making. The first, tentatively titled Blood Moon (or The Long Night, relying on who you ask), is ready hundreds of years earlier, lengthy earlier than the Targaryens got here to Westeros. This present, if the pilot is picked up, will chronicle the primary time the White Walkers confirmed as much as terrify the folks of what would later turn out to be the Seven Kingdoms. Starring Naomi Watts and Miranda Richardson, amongst many others, the pilot for that present has already been shot.
Is HBO hoping to make each of those reveals? Maybe they may have one run within the fall and one within the spring of yearly, so we have now one thing Game of Thrones-themed yr spherical. Or possibly they’ll commerce off annually, with Blood Moon having a brand new season one yr and Fire & Blood the following. Or possibly HBO doesn’t like what it’s seen of the Blood Moon pilot and is exploring different choices. Again, we largely have unanswered questions at this level.
Martin appears to have recognized an announcement like this was coming. Back in May, after the primary prequel had been introduced, Martin took to his Not a Blog and cautioned followers that there was extra to come back. “We have had 5 completely different GAME OF THRONES successor reveals in improvement (I mislike the time period “spinoffs”) at HBO, and three of them are nonetheless shifting ahead properly. The one I’m not alleged to name THE LONG NIGHT might be capturing later this yr, and two different reveals stay within the script stage, however are edging nearer. What are they about? I can not say.”
But possibly a few of it is best to choose up a duplicate of FIRE & BLOOD and give you your individual theories.
Oh, George, you knew precisely what you have been doing.
And what’s the third prequel thought nonetheless probably floating round on the market? There’s nonetheless loads of yr left to seek out out.
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