In August 2019, then WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey discovered that with father or mother enterprise AT&T having around Time Warner, HBO’s yearly spending plan would maximize by a whopping $500 million. All of that excess dollars had to go someplace, and now we know its vacation spot. WarnerMedia is leaning seriously into its largest intellectual attributes in purchase to make out large-profile programming franchises. Precisely, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world of Recreation of Thrones is finding the comprehensive growth procedure.
HBO is creating 3 a lot more Recreation of Thrones prequel spinoffs in addition to the three already in the will work, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The very first hails from Rome creator Bruno Heller and revolves all around Lord Corlys Velaryon, regarded as the Sea Snake and the Lord of the Tides. He was the head of Home Velaryon, an historic and very pleased property that policies the island of Driftmark, the major island of Blackwater Bay in the crownlands. The household is sworn to Dragonstone and they trace their lineage again to Previous Valyria, a area of excellent significance in the fictional historical past of this globe.
Curiously, Corlys Velaryon is set to show up in HBO’s other Targaryen-centric prequel spinoff, Household of the Dragon. It is not known at this time if 9 Voyages (doing the job title) is a spinoff for actor Steve Toussaint, who has been forged in the function, or an solely new series.
The next undertaking has a operating title of 10,000 Ships and reportedly follows Princess Nymeria, the founder of Dorne. Nymeria is a legend of Home Martell and a single of the most effective warrior queens in Game of Thrones record. 1 thousand several years later on, she nonetheless looms massive as Nymeria Sand and Arya’s direwolf carry on her namesake in Video game of Thrones. This will be the oldest of the prequel spinoffs in advancement in phrases of the Game of Thrones timeline. Supporters of the novels know that Dorne retains fantastic narrative possible that the initial collection unsuccessful to capitalize on exterior of Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal).
WarnerMedia has already greenlit three other series set in this universe, for a whole of six.
The closing new undertaking in development is established in Flea Base, the infamously inadequate slum of King’s Landing where by Received characters this sort of as Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon are from. Facts are scarce for this prequel spinoff at this time.
As outlined, WarnerMedia has currently greenlit three other sequence set in this universe, for a whole of six. HBO’s Residence of the Dragon, starring Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Paddy Considine, commences filming in April. It is established 300 several years in advance of the first Activity of Thrones and will delve into the harmful civil war that tore the Targaryen empire and Westeros apart. It is anticipated to finally arrive on HBO in 2022.
HBO is also reportedly establishing a sequence based on Martin’s The Tales of Dunk and Egg, a series of novellas that observe the hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg, who would later come to be King Aegon V Targaryen, or Aegon the Unlikely as the record guides don’t forget him. Any person who has read through the novels (or followed AltShiftX’s great breakdowns) know how prosperous and fertile these stories are for reside-action adaptation. They are not fairly as explosive as Recreation of Thrones, but are thematically powerful and serve as fantastic connective tissue in between distinct eras of Westeros’ historical past. Then, for HBO Max, an animated grownup series set in the Acquired entire world is also in the works, though its distinct concentration remains unknown.
A pilot was shot for another proposed spinoff starring Naomi Watts and set in the Age of Heroes 1000’s of yrs in advance of the original clearly show, but was not picked up to sequence.
While Game of Thrones was HBO’s biggest strike ever by a wide margin, it is not as if the high quality cable network has crumbled in its absence. On the contrary, it has managed to continue to keep churning out remarkably seen and critically acclaimed content material. Nevertheless splashy blockbuster materials related to beloved pre-present brands is the fastest way to garner more subscriptions these times.
A great deal like Disney is carrying out with Marvel and Star Wars, WarnerMedia is franchising its blockbuster IP to fill out its quite a few articles channels, most notably HBO Max. A sequence set in the Harry Potter universe is reportedly in development at HBO Max. Many DC spinoffs including James Gunn’s Peacemaker (which sees John Cena reprise his forthcoming role in The Suicide Squad) and a Gotham City Police Division series set before Matt Reeves’ The Batman are en route.