Game of Thrones might have already come to an end, but that doesn’t mean fans are going to have to leave Westeros so soon. HBO has been developing a number of Game of Thrones spinoff series, and now, it looks like the network is planning to order a pilot for a prequel series focusing on the House Targaryen.
According to a report by Deadline, another prequel series based on HBO’s massively successful fantasy epic is being eyed to green light. The network is reportedly on its way to request a pilot order for a Game of Thrones prequel from A Song of Ice and Fire author and GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin as well as from Ryan Condal, the co-creator and executive producer of the series Colony. This new prequel is reportedly set 300 years before the events in HBO’s Game of Thrones. It tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen and is reportedly based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood.
This prequel spinoff series has been in development at HBO since fall last year.
While this news might come as a surprise to fans, Martin may have actually been dropping clues about the House Targaryen prequel series way before this report came to light.
“We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely,” the author wrote in his blog back in May.
This is definitely exciting news. The Targaryen’s have had such a complex history. We’d love to see how this new series explores the life of Aegon the Conqueror of House Targaryen.
The House Targaryen prequel has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word.