Long before Game of Thrones ended in 2019, HBO had many plans of putting the massive fandom the series had accumulated over the years to good use by making successor series and spin-offs. While initially, there were many series being planned, the number of potential Game of Thrones successors slowly dwindled to six and now, chances are that only one of them will be seeing the light of day.
As reported by Deadline, HBO content chief Casey Bloys was recently at a press event at WarnerMedia headquarter, New York City, where he was questioned about the future of all the Game of Thrones spinoff and prequel series being planned since 2017, including House of The Dragon that is scheduled to debut on HBO in 2022.
While he denied providing a straight answer, he did put forward a piece of rather grim news for Game of Thrones fans. Though there has been a flurry of activity around the rest of the planned series, House of Dragon is the one and only project that has been greenlit so far. He added that because these series are connected to Game of Thrones, even the news of a script being pitched becomes a trending headline and people end up making the assumption that all the planned series are in production. He clarified that only House of The Dragon is in production and HBO is yet to make a decision about the remaining series which are still being considered by the network.
This doesn’t bode well for the remaining Game of Thrones spinoff series which have been in the news- 9 Voyages based on the excursions of Corlys Velaryon, a project on Flea Bottom, which is the poverty-stricken slum district in King’s Landing, 10,000 Ships which refers to the voyages of warrior Princess Nymeria, a potential adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk & Egg novellas, and an animated series at HBO Max.
Deadline had previously reported that of them all, the development of 9 Voyages has progressed the most as it already has a creative team on board, including Bruno Heller (Rome, The Mentalist). But apparently, it hasn’t been enough for it to be greenlit by HBO. Given that these Game of Thrones spinoffs have been in development for quite some time, the direct confirmation that HBO is still busy mulling over whether to make them or not hints at the possibility that they might end up getting canceled.
As for House of the Dragon, this Game of Thrones spinoff is definitely moving forward. Along with the stamp of approval by HBO, the first official images of the series have already been released along with an early clip from the ongoing filming that was debuted by Bloys at the press event. The series, co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, will chronicle the story of House Targaryen set some 300 years before GoT. The cast of the series includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen, Olivia Cooke stars as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, and Graham McTavish in an undisclosed role.