HBO Is Developing A 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Series About Targaryens


HBO is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on the "Game of Thrones" companion book "Fire & Blood", sources have confirmed to Variety.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are attached as executive producers to all Game of Thrones related projects but won't be actively involved in any of them, especially after the duo departed their overall deal with HBO for a lucrative pact with Netflix.

For my money, a series about Aegon's Conquest and the political inner-workings behind Targaryen rule in the Seven Kingdoms is far more exciting than the more ancient history - the origin of the White Walkers and "the Starks of legend" - it seems Bloodmoon will center around. Of course, it wasn't as obvious then because Martin had brought up Fire & Blood earlier in the same blog post in the context of the book's sales. ET has reached out to HBO, who have declined to comment. "I can not say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories", Martin said. That brings us to the famed civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons - mentioned on the show and in A Song of Ice and Fire book with a similar title - before ending with the first few years of the reign of Aegon III. The Targaryens are plagued with madness throughout their bloodline, and share a close bond with dragons. Martin's Game of Thrones series was an enormous hit, and he's got hundreds of new characters to play with from the pages of Fire & Blood. The only other one to be moving forward to date is set thousands of years before the original series and will star Naomi Watts in a leading role.

"I am late coming to it, I have to say", the actress said at the Worldwide Orphan's 14th Annual Gala in New York City.

The rest of the cast for that other series includes Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower.



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