One spinoff of Game of Thrones is just not sufficient for HBO.
The premium cabler is reportedly growing a prequel primarily based on George R.R. Martin’s novellas about Dunk (aka Ser Duncan the Tall) and Egg (Aegon V Targaryen).
Variety first reported the thrilling information, however there was no official remark from HBO.
It is the third spinoff to land at HBO since the hit unique sequence ended its eight-season run in 2019.
House of the Dragon nabbed a proper sequence order final 12 months and will observe the Targaryen household, as advised in one other of Martin’s novels.
However, the cast solely took form in current months, with Matt Smith (Doctor Who) enjoying Prince Daemon Targaryen and Paddy Considine (The Outsider) as King Viserys.
Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) can be on board as Alicent Hightower, the Hand of the King’s daughter, and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, King Viserys’ eldest baby.
The undertaking comes from Martin and Ryan J. Condal. Miguel Sapochnik, who directed a number of episodes of GOT.
HBO formally nixed one other spinoff in 2019, which had already filmed a pilot.
“Taking place 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions of Game of Thrones, the sequence chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” reads the official logline for the Jane Goldman penned pilot.
“From the horrifying secrets and techniques of Westeros’s historical past to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, just one factor is for certain: It’s not the story we expect we all know.”
The cast of the pilot included Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo.
While the community did not make clear the choice to nix the spinoff, it’s thought that the community was not impressed with the completed product.
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