New 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel May Chronicle George R.R. Martin's 'Fire & Blood,' Massive Dance Of The Dragons Civil War
There is another Game of Thrones Prequel that may be in the works, as there are rumors HBO is near to order for a pilot. George R.R. Martin himself will create the new spin-off that will be written by Ryan Condal. It will be reportedly set 300 years before the events of the original Game of Thrones that will chronicle the end of the House Targaryen.
According to Deadline, HBO refused to comment about the new Game of Thrones project, but the rumors are strong that it would be in the works. It is said to be based on Martin's Fire & Blood book and has been in development since last fall.
Sources said the new series is not the sixth prequel, but a brand new take to the world that the original show's co-executive producer Bryan Cogman featured in one of the five original prequel scripts that HBO commissioned in 2017. Martin himself had been dropping hints about the House Targaryen prequel series all along.
To recall, Martin revealed on his blog in May that they had five different Game of Thrones Prequels in development and three of those are "moving forward nicely." One of the three is tentatively-titled as Bloodmoon, helmed by Jane Goldman and led by Naomi Watts. The other two, on the other hand, are reportedly still in the script stage, but "edging closer."
Martin didn't reveal what would be the scope of the new show, but he did hint which book it would be based on. "What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of Fire & Blood and come up with your own theories," he teased.
Entertainment Weekly added the new Game of Thrones Prequel would eventually lead up to follow the story of the house's civil war or the Dance of the Dragons. This event was the huge battle in the Seven Kingdoms between the two rival branches of House Targaryen that happened about 200 years ago before the original series took place.
To recall, in Game of Thrones Season 5, Shireen (Kerry Danielle Ingram) told his father, Stannis (Stephen Dillane), a story about the Targaryen conflict and war, saying it was a fight between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon to have the control over the Seven Kingdoms. The two both wanted the Iron Throne for themselves. So when people started choosing either of the two, their battle divided the kingdoms into two.
"Brothers fought brothers; dragons fought dragons. By the time it was over, thousands were dead," she said. "And it was a disaster for the Targaryens as well. They never truly recovered."
So far, nothing is confirmed about the new Game of Thrones Prequel. HBO seems to be busy finding a new show that will continue the success of its original, most popular, and award-winning series of all time.