Second Targaryen-based Game of Thrones prequel series in development at HBO

Second Targaryen-based Game of Thrones prequel series in development at HBO

With work already underway in the first Game of Thrones prequel at HBO (set a thousand years before the main series), a second is nearing development, Variety has revealed.

The site claims a pilot is being developed for a second prequel series, which is being developed by producer Ryan Condal. It will be based on the Game of Thrones companion book Fire & Blood, which tells stories of previous Targaryen kings, including Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane. It will be set 300 years before the parent show.

This is the second of five rumoured Game of Thrones spin-offs in development. The first, with a potential title of The Long Night, will explore the origins of the White Walkers, the mysteries of Essos and the legends of the early Stark family a thousand years ago. Jane Goldman is serving a showrunner, with an impressive cast assembled, including Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

More news on the potential second pilot and the first spin-off series as we have it. You can check out our reviews of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones here.

Game of Thrones

Based on the bestselling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones has revolutionised the fantasy genre for mainstream television. With new prequel series in the pipeline, the show bows out in 2019 with a spectacular six-part finale. Check out our extensive coverage of the show with our Game of Thrones Revisited, covering every episode from seasons one to seven.

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