Despite the fact that HBO’s Game of Thrones finished in 2019, viewers have not yet seen the last of Westeros. The network revealed that George R.R. Martin, the fantasy creator and developer of the TV series, had inked a five-year agreement worth an estimated $8 million. Martin, whose famous show was based on his beloved fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” is already executive producing half a dozen prequels in various states of development.
House of the Dragon, based on Martin’s book “Fire & Blood,” is the first prequel, set for release in 2022. The series is set 300 years before the start of Game of Thrones, and tells the saga of House Targaryen, which brought us Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. House of the Dragon is by far the most established of the six future projects, with a full cast that includes Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Matt Smith, as well as Miguel Sapochnik, a veteran showrunner and executive producer who will serve as executive producer with Martin.
Sapochnik earned Emmys and Directors Guild of America awards for “Battle of the Bastards,” which he directed six times for Game of Thrones series. In 2019, he was shortlisted for another Emmy for directing “The Long Night,” and as a showrunner for the final season, he won the Emmy for Greatest Drama Series.
“10,000 Ships” (working title) is the next project, which is set 1,000 years before “Game of Thrones” and chronicles the narrative of Dorne’s founder, Nymeria Martell. Nymeria was the name given to Oberyn Martell’s (Pedro Pascal) daughter (Jessica Henwick) and Arya Stark’s (Maisie Williams) direwolf in the original HBO show, that can watch online at 123Movies.
“9 Voyages” is a film about which little is known (working title). The series is a spinoff of “House of the Dragon,” and it is said to be about nautical adventurer Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake. This project could include Steve Toussaint, who plays Corlys in “House of the Dragon.”
The unnamed series based on “Flea Bottom” has to be the oddest project. The show would be set in and around King’s Landing’s lowest slums, where characters such as Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) and Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie) grew up. The more sensational features of the original series and upcoming projects will undoubtedly be dropped in favor of a focus on the darker side of Martin’s dark fantasy series in this project.
“The Tales of Dunk and Egg,” the following prequel, is based on Martin’s novellas “The Hedge Knight” (1998), “The Sworn Sword” (2003), and “The Mystery Knight” (2010), which were all compiled into a single book in 2015 called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Duncan the Tall and Aegon V Targaryen would be at the center of the action in the adventure series. Their stories, known as Dunk and Egg, take place 90 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.” Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), who celebrates the men’s success as knights in the Book of Brothers, mentions the characters in the original program.
Finally, rumors about an animated “Game of Thrones” spinoff have been circulating for quite some time. There are currently no details on the idea, but unlike the live-action “Game of Thrones” spinoffs, this animated movie would be free of practical restraints, allowing it to reach creative new heights.
Because of the negative reaction to the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO is under pressure to offer the “Game of Thrones” content that longtime people have been waiting for. Fans are looking forward to the new phase of Game of Thrones TV series, which will premiere in 2022 with the release of “House of the Dragon.”