The Game of Thrones universe is so great that the franchise can successfully arrange a series of spin-offs without hurting the originality of the show and this is exactly what the creators of the show are now up to. It is getting hard to keep a count of all those which are being offered by the franchise and to top it, even more things are coming up. There are two more potential animations coming our way apart from what The Hollywood Reporter reported in January that an animated drama was “in the early stages of development.”
One of the spin-offs, which has the working title 9 Voyages, is being developed by Bruno Heller and follows Lord Corlys Velaryon, who also features in House of The Dragon. Another production, 10,000 Ships, focuses on the warrior queen Princess Nymeria from the House Martell, who founded the kingdom of Dorne roughly 1,000 years before Game of Thrones. The final prequel spin-off is set in the King’s Landing slum of Flea Bottom, located in the city where characters like Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon were born.
The House of the Dragon is set 300 years before the timeline of Game of Thrones. The story follows the dragons and the House Targaryen. This will focus on the downfall of dragon-riders. The series is based on author George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, published in 2018. House of the Dragon is scheduled for a 2022 release. The cast includes Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Sonoya Mizuno, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Fabien Frankel. The creators of the show are Martin along with showrunners Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal.
HBO’s chief content officer Casey Bloys recently told TVLine that writing is going well, but there were no teases about the prequel.
“I will just say generally that everybody is aware that the original is a great show and did what it’s going to do, and you want to honor that,” he said.
“But you also want to tell different kinds of stories. So, it will definitely be in the Game of Thrones universe but hopefully will feel like something that only Ryan [Sapochnik] and Miguel [J Condal] could do.”
On the animated side of things, HBO Max is beefing up their department there as well. A new animated Batman and Superman series are both heading to the series on the heels of the next season of Harley Quinn.