Friday, 15 November, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series about Targaryen clan in works at HBO

Report ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series in the works at HBO National News Report ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series in the works at HBO Emilia Clark as Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Lora Ball | 13 September, 2019, 11:38

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on Geroge R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood", a companion book to the author's "Song of Fire and Ice" saga.

Game of Thrones bid adieu to fans this year after eight seasons.

But that doesn't mean that people don't have a burning (pun intended) desire for more Game of Thrones - a desire HBO is all too keen to service.

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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. It draws inspiration from Martin's recent book "Fire & Blood", which tells the history of House Targaryen in the series' universe. ET has reached out to HBO, who have declined to comment.

Martin himself wrote about all the possible GoT follow-ups in a blog post in May, where he hinted at a Targaryen prequel. "I can not say", he wrote on his blog. The Targaryens are plagued with madness throughout their bloodline, and share a close bond with dragons. Based on what I've read from Fire & Blood, this series could more closely resemble the Game of Thrones as we know it, with all the cleverly-written extended dialogue sections and soul-destroying tragedy, than what's been revealed about Bloodmoon. This series, which Martin said is not called The Long Night in his blog, also takes place before the events of the hit show - by thousands of years and chronicles "the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour". So far, the pilot for the Naomi Watts starrer has been shot and it is yet to be seen if and when the project will get its series order.

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