HBO is delving even further into the Westeros history books: The network is eyeing a prequel to Game of Thrones focused on the reign of Aegon I Targaryen, our sister site Variety reports.
The proposed series — which is only in the very early stages of development at this time — would take place about a century before HBO’s current prequel House of the Dragon (which itself is set 200 years prior to Game of Thrones) and tell the tale of King Aegon I Targaryen, who was the very first to sit on the Iron Throne and establish the Targaryen dynasty. Aegon and his sister wives, Visenya and Rhaenys, used their three dragons to conquer six of Westeros’ seven kingdoms (all except for Dorne).
No writer is attached to pen the series yet, but HBO is currently searching for the right writer to help get the series moving forward in development. There’s a chance the series could kick off with a feature film, which would then lead into the series, but plans are still hazy at this point.
Game of Thrones was such a massive success for HBO — its eight-season run ended in 2019 — that the network began developing a slew of spinoffs and prequels. Only one has made it to air so far, however: House of the Dragon, which debuted last August and earned stellar ratings on its way to a swift Season 2 renewal, with an eye toward a 2024 return. In December, book author George R.R. Martin offered an update on the other spinoffs: “Some of those are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development… None have been greenlit yet, though we are hoping… maybe soon.”
So if anyone still had any illusions that those last two ASOIAF books would ever see the light of day…
At this point Martin should just have the last books AI-generated by uploading his few draft ideas onto a computer
Or he could hire a writer, hand whatever he has written and the outlines, let them finish the two books, and then do editing notes. Publish it under George RR Martin with Name of the Writer. Martin’s name can be three times larger on the cover. It’s been done.
AI-generated prose is the way to go.
ChatGPT the books. Who would know the difference?
I gave up on those when the show passed where the books were.
Yes please! Also, still hoping for Snow.
yes yes yes! please! I want to see the very first of the Dragons in Westeros
Why another Targaryen show?
Finally a show about Aegon the Conqueror ^^ Its weird that they didnt do this one first. But instead did House of the Dragon
There have been several GoT spinoffs planned that went nowhere and that was before the “merger” with Discovery and streamer A to Z cutting costs, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.
John Snow spinoff or nothing, I’m about sick of all the prequels, why is everyone obsessed with going backwards?