More procrastination from George R.R. Martin
While there’s already one Game of Thrones prequel in development, there’s another one in the works currently eyeing a greenlight from HBO – and this one is set to focus on House Targaryen, a long time before the events of GoT.
Apparently set on never finishing his final GoT book, George R.R. Martin has created the series alongside Colony co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal. It will be set 300 years before the events of GoT and follows the beginning of the end of House Targaryen.
Deadline, who first reported the story, heard that this prequel is based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood, which has been in the works at HBO since last year.
Martin has been dropping hints about the prequel for months, as in a May blog post the author told fans, “We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely.”
Named for the words of House Targaryen, Fire & Blood’s first volume was published last November with the tagline, “300 Years Before a Game of Thrones, Dragons Ruled Westeros.”
The book goes back to a time when House Targaryen, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria, took up residence on Dragonstone. The story begins with Aegon the Conqueror (creator of the Iron Throne) and goes on to tell the stories of generations of Targaryens who fought to keep the throne, all the way up to the Dance of the Dragons which nearly tore their dynasty apart.
So, it’s as clear as ever that HBO are planning to milk the GoT universe for all it’s worth, but after the disappointing final season of GoT, are fans going to give it another chance?
More on the House Targaryen prequel when we have it.