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A Game Of Thrones Targaryen Prequel Is In Development

A Game Of Thrones Targaryen Prequel Is In Development

A new report claims that HBO is considering greenlighting an adaptation of George R.R. Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood, which is set 300 years prior to the events of the show and tells the history of House Targaryen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on Geroge R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood", a companion book to the author's "Song of Fire and Ice" saga. It should not come as a surprise that this new prequel focusing on the Targaryen dynasty would be based on the newest Martin book, given that "fire and blood" are the key words associated with that family. As Deadline reports, it's still unclear if that prequel will get picked up by the network.

For those who have lived decent enough lives to not be in the know about ASOIAF/GoT, the Targaryens are one of the central families of the series.

The prequel series is slated to take place three centuries before the start of "Game of Thrones" and closely follows "the beginning of the end" of the House Targaryen. "I can not say", he wrote on his blog.

Writer Ryan Condal of "Colony" fame will pen the script in collaboration with Mr. Martin. Despite the fan backlash to the finale, Game of Thrones remains as HBO's most-watched scripted original ever.

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The Targaryen Thrones prequel was one of the "two other shows" that were in the scripting phase as of May, when Martin talked about it on his blog.

HBO had initially announced that they would be doing five prequel series after Game of Thrones ended.

Even some of the most loyal and dedicated fans found the conclusion rushed, with Daenerys' (spoilers) particularly fiery heel turn singled out for particular criticism. It's not the only GoT spin-off project in the works at HBO: Naomi Watts is starring in a separate spin-off that began shooting this winter, and has since moved into post-production.

The next sentence read: "The readers among you might want to grab a copy of FIRE & BLOOD when it is released on November 20, though". I am binging it right now and studying.


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