A information to the six (and counting) prequels in numerous phases of improvement.
You are having a tough time maintaining monitor. That is comprehensible. The variety of Sport of Thrones spinoffs within the works at HBO is getting relatively dizzying. Listed here are all of the exhibits The Hollywood Reporter is aware of about (to date) which can be a part of the community’s relatively formidable GoT succession plan:
Home of the Dragon: That is the one present that is positively taking place. Set 300 years earlier than the occasions in GoT, Home of the Dragon (are individuals truly going to name this present HotD in some unspecified time in the future?) tells the story of Home Targaryen again when Daenerys’ ancestors dominated Westeros. The occasions within the present will finally lead into the famed Dance of the Dragons (the Targaryen civil warfare). The sequence stars Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith (here’s which character each actor plays) and is from co-showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (who directed a number of the best episodes of GoT, together with “Battle of the Bastards”). Like all of the GoT prequels within the works, the venture is govt produced by saga writer George R.R. Martin, who’s working intently with the writers on every thought. Home of the Dragon will movie in England (not like GoT, which was primarily based in Northern Eire) and is predicted to start out manufacturing in April. The primary season is 10 episodes and anticipated to air in 2022.
Now listed here are the concepts in improvement/competitors for an eventual sequence order. Not one of the following is assured to make it to air. HBO’s chief content material officer Casey Bloys has said he needs a couple of GoT follow-up sequence however that “10 could be too many” (if 10 feels like a foolish quantity, take into account that Disney+ introduced 10 Star Wars initiatives final December on the heels of The Mandalorian‘s huge success). Given mum or dad firm Warner Media’s objective of getting 125 million HBO Max subscribers by 2025, it might not be in any respect shocking if a couple of of those moved ahead. Like Home of the Dragon, all the initiatives are prequels to the unique sequence.
Dunk and Egg venture: That is primarily based on Martin’s standard novellas (The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, The Thriller Knight) which observe the adventures of the hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and his squire (Egg), who would later turn into King Aegon V Targaryen. The story takes place 90 years earlier than the occasions of Martin’s A Track of Ice and Hearth sequence. Enjoyable truth: Egg’s brother was Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan) in GoT and there is a heartbreaking reference to the character when Aemon is on his deathbed in season 5 and says, in obvious delirium, “Egg, I dreamed that I used to be outdated.”
Nymeria venture: This revolves across the warrior queen Nymeria, a revered ancestor of Home Martell who based of the dominion of Dorne (she turned so legendary within the realm that two characters bore her identify within the authentic sequence — Sand Snake Nymeria Sand and Arya’s direwolf). Her story is about roughly 1,000 years earlier than the occasions in Sport of Thrones, making it a lot older on the Westeros timeline than any of the opposite beforehand introduced initiatives within the works (HBO shot a prequel pilot in 2019 set even additional again throughout the Age of Heroes, but it surely by no means made it to sequence). Additionally, Sport of Thrones added a storyline involving Dorne halfway via the sequence that followers felt struggled to really feel like an natural a part of the present. If greenlit, the Nymeria venture might give a wholly new and redemptive tackle Sunspear. The working title for the venture is 10,000 Ships, a reference to Nymeria ordering all her ships to be burned after bringing her military from Essos to Dorne so there may very well be no turning again (Martin, a historical past buff, was doubtless impressed right here by the legend that Hernán Cortés burned his 600 ships after arriving within the New World in 1519). If greenlit, you may guess on the staff opting to make use of Nymeria – a reputation that is distinctive, robust and Thrones-y – within the title as an alternative.
The Sea Snake: With a working title of 9 Voyages, that is from Rome creator Bruno Heller and follows Lord Corlys Velaryon, aka The Sea Snake, the Lord of the Tides and head of Home Velaryon. The seafaring character additionally seems within the upcoming greenlit GoT prequel Home of the Dragon, the place he is performed by British actor Steve Toussaint. In Martin’s lore, Velaryon is the husband of Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (performed by Eve Finest in Home of the Dragon). So this effort represents a possible spinoff of a personality from a sequence that hasn’t but been shot. Additionally, given Toussaint’s casting, The Sea Snake might symbolize the primary GoT venture with an individual of shade because the lead character.
Flea Backside: This venture is about within the infamous King’s Touchdown slum of Flea Backside – the maze of tight streets within the capitol metropolis the place characters like Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon had been born. One imagines this having a little bit of a Peaky Blinders-in-Westeros vibe; one thing exploring the lives of on a regular basis residents and the felony underworld relatively than highly effective lords and women.
GoT animated drama sequence: No particulars but on the topic or fashion of this animated venture, however an animated enterprise provides a few storytelling benefits: It might painting a lavish quantity of spectacle past even GoT requirements, and/or it might inform a narrative that spans a substantial stretch of time — a lot of Martin’s beforehand printed supplemental supplies are in an encyclopedic kind that sketches out 1000’s of years of Westeros historical past, a breezy storytelling fashion that is far simpler to painting on display screen utilizing animation, the place producers might rapidly introduce numerous characters and settings after which quickly transfer on with out having to forged actors or construct units.
There are different initiatives which have been rumored to be within the works as effectively, however the above are essentially the most solidly reported.
Additionally, there was a Thrones prequel that is not longer in consideration – an untitled venture starring Naomi Watts from author Jane Goldman that was set 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions in GoT and centered on the Age of Heroes resulting in The Lengthy Night time. HBO shot a pilot for the venture in 2019 after which determined to not move forward with the idea to series.