HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, which garnered more attention than almost any other show during it’s run, ended in 2019. However, the network has plans to continue expanding the franchise through multiple prequel series over the course of the next several years. The first of these shows, House of the Dragon, will debut later this year, but at least four more projects are also on the horizon. In a recent interview, Thrones creator George R. R. Martin gave updates on each of the prequels, revealing their official titles and current showrunners.
The first series will be centered around a legendary Dornish warrior-queen, and is still repping it’s original title of Ten Thousand Ships. Amanda Segel, known for her work on Person of Interest, will serve as showrunner. Another show, about famed explorer Corlys Velaryon, has changed its title from Nine Voyages to The Sea Snake, in an effort to avoid having multiple shows with numbered monikers. Bruno Heller, who worked on DC Comics’ adaptations Pennyworth and Gotham, is currently set as showrunner.
The long-awaited adaptation of Martin’s “Dunk and Egg” novellas, about the companionship of a wandering knight and a youthful Aegon V Targaryan, does not yet have a title, but Martin says it will likely either be The Hedge Knight or Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. The showrunner will be Steve Conrad, of Patriot fame, and Martin revealed he would like to write more novellas to help with the continuation of the live-action show. Lastly, the writer confirmed that an animated series is in development tentatively titled The Golden Empire, which will shed more light on the China-inspired land of YiTi. No showrunner is attached at the moment.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter