Disney + is sending a whole range of new Star Wars and Marvel series into the running over the next few years. Meanwhile, Amazon is working on a billionaire Lord of the Rings project. After the end of Game of Thrones, HBO also wants to get more out of the universe of George RR Martin.
In fact, HBO is supposed to be on by now eight (!) different spin-offs and prequels work.
Report that, among other things Variety, The Hollywood Reporter as Entertainment Weekly and deadline. And after HBO saw off a prequel with Bloodmoon and actually implemented another with House of the Dragon, the future of Game of Thrones remains largely in the past.
In the following article we provide you with all the information about the planned spin-offs for Game of Thrones.
HBO is currently working on these eight GoT series
House of the Dragon
This is what it’s about: We currently know the most about this project, House of the Dragon is currently also the most advanced: The prequel deals with the so-called “Dance of Dragons” and is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is already being shot.
The focus of the plot is the Targaryen family war, in which various factions of the house vie for the Iron Throne and rule over Westeros. Fans can count on a corresponding amount of intrigue, bloodshed and even dragon-versus-dragon arguments.
There is something else to know: House of the Dragon is slated to start in 2022, and there are already first actors such as Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz) as King Viserys I or Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Daemon Targaryen. We have summarized all information about House of the Dragon for you in the following overview:
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Dunk and Egg
This is what it’s about: The “Tales of Dunk and Egg” or “The Hedge Knight of Westeros” is a short story collection by George RR Martin. It takes place around 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones and turns to the hedge knight Ser Duncan the Great and his squire Aegon Targaryen.
Readers accompany »Dunk and Egg« on their travels through the lands of Westeros, during which Dunk wants to prove himself as an honorable knight and Aegon wants to escape everyday life as the son of a noblewoman.
There is something else to know: The short story collection enjoys great popularity among fans, but – like The Song of Ice and Fire – has not been finished by George RR Martin to this day.
According to Variety, the project is currently under development at HBO but it is not guaranteed that it will actually be put into action. In 2017, Martin already revealed that the template for a TV implementation would theoretically come into question, however, later rowed backthat at least at this point there were no plans for an adaptation.
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This is what it’s about: This TV series is said to revolve around the infamous explorer Corlys Vearyon, who explored the world of A Song of Ice and Fire on board his own ship: He traveled from Drachenstein via Lys to the mysterious lands of Yi Ti and Leng. At some point he even explored the North Passage in the north of Westeros, only to discover frozen seas and gigantic icebergs there.
There is something else to know: For this project, the main person behind TV series like Rom or Gotham should be responsible for Bruno Heller, while he is supported by George RR Martin.
This is what it’s about: Game of Thrones viewers already know the rough circumstances of Robert Baratheon’s rebellion against the mad King Aerys II Targaryen: Together with Ned Stark, Robert turned against the rule of the Targaryens, while the King of Westeros was murdered by Jaime Lannister.
Should Robert Rebellion actually be implemented as a TV series, we would see the young versions of well-known characters again – for example Tywin and Cersei Lannister and of course Robert, Jaime and Eddard.
This is what it’s about: The spin-off 10,000 Ships revolves around the legendary warrior princess Nymeria and the surviving members of the Rhoynar after they had to flee from Essos to Dorne due to their defeat against the Valyrians.
Nymeria was supposed to marry Mors Martell at some point – which happened about 1,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, during which Arya Stark called her direwolf Nymeria.
Animation series # 1
This is what it’s about: What exactly HBO is currently planning with an animation series set in the universe of Game of Thrones is still a secret. We only know that such a project is currently in development, which is still aimed at an adult audience.
There is something else to know: In the cartoon spin-off, it is therefore just as explicit, brutal and vulgar as in Game of Thrones or the novels by George RR Martin.
Speaking of Martin: According to the THR report, the author is once again involved in the development of this project. To do this, Martin works with Francesca Orsi – a »drama expert« at HBO. Since this project is currently still in a “very early stage of development”, it is quite possible that this TV series will never come about.
Animationsserie #2: The Golden Empire of Yi Ti
This is what it’s about: Yi Ti is an empire based in the Far East of Essos. For the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, George RR Martin was inspired by imperialist China. In the universe of A Song of Ice and Fire, Yi Ti is considered to be one of the most advanced and at the same time oldest civilizations in the world. For the kingdoms we know, this region is almost inaccessible and in Westeros there are very few traces of Yi Ti to be found.
Animation series # 3
This is what it’s about: What is in the meanwhile third animation series for the universe of Game of Thrones, which HBO is planning, is currently not known. Nor who should be involved in the development of it.
How are the chances?
It is certain that House of the Dragon will start. The project was officially commissioned by HBO and the first season of the new Game of Thrones series is scheduled to start in 2022 at the latest.
No other projects need to be implemented: At the moment, however, it remains questionable whether the other projects will actually become a reality. At this point in time, HBO should discuss how the plans for the other projects meet the company’s own requirements and expectations. Until then, the potential TV series can still slide a lot in between.
These planned spin-offs are already history
Projects have already started and stopped again: For example, before House of the Dragon, the prequel Bloodmoon was planned, which, thousands of years before the war for the Iron Throne, should explore the history of the children of the forest and the origins of the White Walkers. Even a pilot was filmed before the project starring Naomi Watts was sawed off.
And “Flea Bottom” is also not pursued by HBO: The poorest of the poor in King’s Landing, who are struggling to survive in the so-called flea hole, should be treated. We already got to know this side of Westeros in the course of Game of Thrones, when Arya Stark and King Roberts Bastard Gendry were in the city. Characters like Ser Davos Seewert also come from this inglorious neighborhood.
Wait: According to this, fans shouldn’t rejoice too early, as there is still a long way to go to the green light at HBO for every Game of Thrones project currently in development.