The Game of Thrones universe is set to expand, and when it does, there will be no looking back.
Deadline reports that HBO is developing three new GoT spinoffs ideas, which include Martin’s 9 Voyages aka Sea Snake, Flea Bottom, and 10,000 Ships. The Sea Snake project is furthest along, with a creative team on board that includes Bruno Heller.
House of the Dragon is scheduled to be released in 2022. It will be a prequel set 300 years before the events in GoT and will focus on the Targaryens. HBO is also in talks with writing teams about adapting Martin’s Tales of Dunk & Egg novellas and a prequel about Robert’s Rebellion.
Of the reported ideas, Robert’s Rebellion is the most appealing to hardcore and casual GoT fans. Without going into spoilers because a few viewers have yet to finish the series, Robert’s Rebellion is the origin story for most of GoT‘s major storylines and characters. The series on the battle that puts Robert Baratheon on the Iron Throne will also likely feature the most historical characters from Song of Ice and Fire: Robert Baratheon, Ned Stark, Rhaegar Targaryen, Jaime Lannister, Lyanna Stark, and the Mad King.
A Dunk and Egg series is a wild card, a lesser-known story focused on the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon V Targaryen, events 90 years before GoT.
Deadline says HBO is even looking at a possible GoT animated series for HBO Max. Hmmm.
Though these reports might have some fans worrying about overkill, not all of these ideas will be created. The very first prequel idea, a series on the origin of the White Walkers, was scrapped after its pilot. Thus far, only House of the Dragon has been given a go.
Finally, even if not all the ideas hit, TV/streaming hasn’t been the same since the ending of Game of Thrones — and we miss it. At this point, we’ll take Westeros in any form.