A new prequel series set in the “Game of Thrones” universe is in the works at HBO, with Deadline reporting that the pay-cable channel is close to giving a pilot order to the project. The prequel comes from author and “Game of Thrones” co-executive producer George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator/exec producer Ryan Condal.
The network wasn’t commenting, but Nellie Andreeva notes in the Deadline report that the story is set 300 years before the events chronicled in “Game of Thrones” and tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.
“Created by Martin and Condal and written by Condal, I hear the project is based on the ‘Fire & Blood’ book by Martin and has been in the works at HBO since last fall,” Andreeva writes. “According to sources, the Condal/Martin project is not a sixth ‘GoT’ prequel. I hear it represents a brand new take on a world originally tackled by Bryan Cogman in one of the five ‘GoT’ prequel scripts commissioned by HBO in 2017. Former ‘GoT’ co-executive producer Cogman confirmed in April that his prequel idea was not going forward.”
Click on the link above to Deadline to read Andreeva’s update on the various “GoT” projects.