Three New Game Of Thrones Prequels Are Reportedly In The Works
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Almost two years have passed since Game of Thrones came to an end in May 2019. Luckily for fans, HBO - the network behind GoT - have lots of spin-offs in development and now they have added three more,
HBO are working on three new prequel ideas with the working titles: 9 Voyages aka Sea Snake, Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships, Deadline reports.
Consider us intrigued.
According to Deadline, 9 Voyages appears to be the furthest along in terms of development. It already has a team working on it consisting of George R.R. Martin alongside The Mentalist creator and Gotham producer Bruno Heller.
The title refers to the long voyages at sea aboard the Sea Snake ship made by Lord Corlys Velaryon and later his grandson, Lord Alyn Velaryon.
Many ships of Westeros previously sailed as far as Qarth to trade things like spices and silk, but Corlys wanted to go farther, and ended up reaching the fabled lands of Yi Ti and Leng, whose wealth doubled that of House Velaryon in a single voyage.
The next proposed prequel, 10,000 Ships, relates to the journey made by warrior queen Princess Nymeria and the surviving Rhoynar after they suffered defeat by the Valyrian Freehold during the Second Spice War.
This Rhoynish migration happened about a thousand years before the start of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Finally, Flea Bottom - which is featured in the first four seasons of Game of Thrones - references the most downtrodden part of King's Landing, the capital of Westeros.
This where poor people and those considered 'undesirable' live, as do lots of prostitutes and thieves. Important people originally from Flea Bottom include Ser Duncan the Tall, a future Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, and Lord Davos Seaworth, future Hand of King Stannis Baratheon.
Development of new GoT projects is ramping up as cameras are set to roll on prequel series House of the Dragon soon.
It's unlikely that all three ideas will become legit TV shows, HBO is keen to expand the GoT universe. An animated spin-off is being planned, and a show based on George R.R. Martin's Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas is also in early development.
HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys told Deadline last month that they've been talking about various areas to develop.
"We are talking about other areas that make sense as well. George R.R. Martin's world is so big and what's interesting about it, not only is it big but he's got a lot of road maps in terms of history.
"So, one of the great things about House of the Dragon is that's an established history that leads you to Game of Thrones the show, and there is a lot of little branches. There is a lot of opportunities and stories to tell."
Tyla has contacted HBO for comment.