‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel TV Series Being Developed By HBO?
As any reader well knows, our love of George R.R. Martin‘s work and anticipation for HBO’s upcoming ‘Game of Thrones‘ season 3 knows no bounds. So while we patiently wait for March 31 premiere “Valar Doheris,” might there be even more ‘Game of Thrones’ TV in our futures? New comments from author and series creator George R.R. Martin suggest that HBO might develop a prequel TV series based on Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ novellas, and we’ve got the scoop inside!
As often as ten episodes feels far too short a time to spend with HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ each season, we know producers of the George R.R. Martin series make every dollar of their massive budget count. That said, could there be any merit to rumors that HBO might look to develop an additional ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel TV series based on George R.R. Martin’s work?
IGN recently had a chance to speak to Martin at the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 premiere, who remained coy about upcoming projects being developed between he and HBO, but happily elaborated on the existing ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel stories he’d developed:
Well I have been writing for a number of years, a series of novellas set in the same world, in the world of Westeros about 100 years earlier, about two characters called Dunk and Egg. I’ve published three of those novellas, ‘The Hedge Knight,’ ‘The Sworn Sword,’ and ‘The Mystery Knight,’ and I have in mind about nine or ten more novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg. So, we have been playing with the idea of doing those, you know, as prequels. They would be prequels in a sense they’re 100 years earlier, but in the same world.
They’re somewhat lighter in tone than the main series, a little more adventurous but my fans love them and I love the two characters too, and it all ties into Westeros. So maybe, maybe that will be what we do, we’ll see.
Pressed to confirm whether or not he had actually spoken with HBO about developing the stories as a series, Martin only replies “yeah…yeah,” which seems about as affirmative a confirmation as Martin could offer. Even with the massive success of ‘Game of Thrones,’ it wouldn’t seem likely that HBO would develop an additional ‘Game of Thrones’ series concurrent with the primary drama, but stranger things have certainly happened.
What say you? Would you be interested in seeing a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel TV series down the line?