Since ending in 2019, HBO has been brewing spinoffs for Game of Thrones. The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop on two animated shows that are being developed. The article also delivered the news that one live-action project will be getting scrapped.
These will make for three animated Game of Thrones series that are in the works, as the first was announced earlier this year. One of which will be set in Yi Ti, a part on the eastern side of the continent Essos. The Golden Empire of Yi Ti is an old and powerful society. While Westeros was inspired by medieval Europe, this area of the world is more like Imperial China.
The other two animated shows for Game of Thrones are currently unknown. With all of the lore set in George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series of books, there are plenty of things that HBO can do.
For the live-action series, Flea Bottom got thrown out of the plans to expand on the Game of Thrones universe. It would have been based on the slum in King’s Landing.
Having Game of Thrones going into the animated space is fitting. HBO is trying to boost its more mature animated content. Shows like Harley Quinn have proven there is an audience on the platform. Meanwhile, other series not on HBO Max like Rick and Morty is also evidence that there are people who want adult type of cartoons.
When it comes to a confirmed Game of Thrones spinoff, we will get a prequel series that will look at the Targaryen Civil War with House of the Dragon next year. Martin will be attached with showrunner Ryan J. Condal (Colony). It has a huge cast with Milly Alcock (Reckoning) as a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Eve Best (The King’s Speech) as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Emily Carey (Wonder Woman) as a young Alicent Hightower, Paddy Considine (The Outsider) as Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) as Criston Cole, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno (Devs) as Mysaria, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Daemon Targaryen, and Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia) as Lord Corlys Velaryon.
Two other known ideas for Game of Thrones are cooking. One would be 10,000 Ships as it centers on warrior queen Nymeria, who was the ancestor of House Martell and became known as the founder of the kingdom of Dorne. Gotham producer Bruno Heller is attached to 9 Voyages, which explores Corlys Velaryon’s voyages on the Sea Snake ship.
For book worms, the wait is indefinite as George R.R. Martin signs on to do other projects and not wrap the last two books of his series. It all started with 1996’s A Game of Thrones. The author was making good progress with 1998’s A Clash of Kings and 2000’s A Storm of Swords. It took a little longer for a follow-up with 2005’s A Feast of Crows and 2011’s A Dance with Dragons. A decade later, The Winds of Winter is in the wind. Meanwhile, the 72-ear-old writer worked on the upcoming video game Elden Ring and is set to produce the AMC series Dark Wind.