Greater than three years after Sport of Thrones got here to a divisive finish, HBO is lastly returning to the land of Westeros with Home of the Dragon, a Targaryen-centric prequel sequence debuting on August 21. Followers weren’t meant to attend this lengthy for a Sport of Thrones spinoff — or “successor present,” as creator George R. R. Martin prefers to call it — however HBO hasn’t had the simplest time turning its smash hit right into a franchise.
Living proof: The pilot for one more prequel sequence, the Naomi Watts-led venture detailed beneath, price $30 million to movie, based on the James Andrew Miller ebook Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers (by way of Entertainment Weekly).
Now, based on The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has seven Sport of Thrones spinoffs in improvement, probably the most thrilling of which is a Jon Snow sequel sequence that reportedly has Equipment Harington able to return to his most well-known position.
Naomi Watts-led prequel sequence: Not transferring ahead
In November 2019, HBO confirmed that it had handed on an untitled prequel sequence, codenamed Bloodmoon, from author Jane Goldman (Rebecca). Additionally starring Miranda Richardson (Good Omens), Josh Whitehouse (Poldark), and Marquis Rodriguez (Trendy Love), the sequence would have coated the Age of Heroes, a time hundreds of years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, together with man’s first battle with the White Walkers.
Casey Bloys, then HBO’s president of programming, advised Deadline the next January that the venture “didn’t fairly gel.”
“That’s one of many causes once we began out to consider ‘Is there a life after Sport of Thrones by way of Sport of Thrones,’ we purposefully developed a number of initiatives,” he added. “We might have been very fortunate to do one pilot [and] have that pilot go and be successful. However in improvement, as you understand, it takes loads of tries to get it proper. That is no totally different.”
Dunk and Egg: In improvement
Reportedly nonetheless on the drafting board since no less than January 2021, Dunk and Egg — primarily based on Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg sequence of novellas — would observe Dunk, a.ok.a. future Kingsguard Lord Commander Ser Duncan the Tall, and his squire Egg, a.ok.a. the longer term king Aegon V Targaryen and great-grandfather of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), of their exploits almost a century earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones. Screenwriter Steve Conrad (Patriot) joined the venture in November, based on Deadline.
Flea Backside: Not transferring ahead
In March 2021, Deadline reported that three spinoffs have been in improvement beneath the working titles Flea Backside, 10,000 Ships, and 9 Voyages. However improvement on Flea Backside had ended by that July, based on The Hollywood Reporter, with the magazine including that it was “at all times probably the most nascent of the concepts that have been made public.” As Sport of Thrones followers know, Flea Backside is the King’s Touchdown slum the place Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie) grew up.
10,000 Ships a.ok.a. Nymeria: In improvement
This sequence, in the meantime, is reportedly nonetheless within the works, set to middle on Princess Nymeria, who introduced the surviving Rhoynar individuals to Dorne. Amanda Segel, a TV author who labored on The Mist, Shooter, Helstrom, and different exhibits, is penning the script, Variety stories.
Pedro Pascal, in character as Oberyn Martell, advised Nymeria’s story within the Histories & Lore special feature on Sport of Thrones Season 4 DVD set: “1000’s of years in the past, the warrior queen Nymeria crossed into Dorne from Essos, fleeing the dragonlords of Valyria. After she landed, she burned her ships, all 10,000 of them, so no cowards may slink house.”
The Sea Snake a.ok.a. 9 Voyages: In improvement
The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller is reportedly spearheading this venture, which might chronicle the legendary seafaring of Corlys Velaryon, Lord of Driftmark and head of Home Velaryon.
Steve Toussaint (Earlier than We Die), seen right here, is taking part in the character in Home of the Dragon. “As ‘The Sea Snake,’ probably the most famed nautical adventurer within the historical past of Westeros, Lord Corlys constructed his home into a strong seat that’s even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the biggest navy on the earth,” HBO says in a personality bio.
The Golden Empire and two different animated sequence: In improvement
In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is engaged on three animated Sport of Thrones spinoffs, together with The Golden Empire, which might be set within the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, an Essos kingdom impressed by Imperial China.
“Our working title is The Golden Empire, and we’ve got an excellent younger author on that one too,” Martin blogged this March. “And I feel the artwork and animation is simply going to be lovely. I’d inform you extra if I may.”
Snow: In improvement
Not solely does The Hollywood Reporter declare Harington is connected to this still-unconfirmed sequel sequence, wherein he’d reprise his position because the onetime King within the North, but it surely additionally speculates different surviving Sport of Thrones characters may return within the present, with the working title of Snow, as nicely, together with Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
Home of the Dragon: Premiering in August
Set 200 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, this prequel sequence tells the story of Home Targaryen lengthy earlier than Daenerys got here alongside, with Emma D’Arcy (Reality Seekers) taking part in Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith (Physician Who) taking part in Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Paddy Considine (The Third Day) as King Viserys Targaryen. Martin created the sequence with screenwriter Ryan Condal (Colony), the latter of whom serves as showrunner alongside Emmy-winning Sport of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik.
Home of the Dragon, Sequence Premiere, Sunday, August 21, HBO and HBO Max