Premium cable network HBO is reportedly developing three more prequel spinoffs for George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga, Game of Thrones, after the network received an additional annual budget of $500 million, thanks to AT&T’s takeover of WarnerMedia.
The first spinoff tackles the story of Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake and Lord of the Tides. He heads House Velaryon, which is sworn to Dragonstone (the Targaryen’s base) and traces its lineage back to Old Valyria, a nation of great significance in the original series.
The second, with the working title of 10,000 Ships, centers on the founder of Dorne, Princess Nymeria, a key figure in the history of House Martell and among the most powerful warrior queens of the fantasy world. The original series previously only focused on Prince Oberyn Martell, played by Pedro Pascal.
The last prequel is set in Flea Bottom, the impoverished area of King’s Landing, whence original story characters Ser Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon hail.
Other GoT series okayed by WarnerMedia are House of the Dragon, which revolves around House Targaryen, to which the infamous Daenerys Stormborn belongs.
Another set of series based on Martin’s novellas entitled The Tales of Dunk and Egg, follows the story of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg, who would become King Aegon V Targaryen.
These spinoffs are hoped to serve as connectors between the different eras of the history of Westeros, where GoT is set.
Game of Thrones, which aired from 2011 to 2019, remains one of HBO’s smash hits.
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