HBO is continuing its relationship with George R.R. Martin! The Game of Thrones author just signed a deal to develop more programming for the network and its streaming service, HBO Max. Hollywood reports that Martin’s contract spans five years and is worth mid-eight figures.
The four-time Emmy winner is also developing for HBO the series Who Fears Death (an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s award-winning 2011 postapocalyptic novel) and Roadmarks (an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s 1979 fantasy novel), both of which he will executive produce.
Martin first struck a deal to license his A Song of Ice and Fire novels to HBO in 2007, which led to one of the network’s best and most awarded shows.
Below are all of the Thrones TV projects in the works reported by THR..
House of the Dragon: Set 300 years before the events in GoT, House of the Dragon tells the story of House Targaryen back when Daenerys’ ancestors ruled Westeros. The events in the show will eventually lead into the famed Dance of the Dragons (the Targaryen civil war). The series stars Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith (here’s which character each actor plays) and is from co-showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (who directed some of the finest episodes of GoT, including “Battle of the Bastards”). Like all the GoT prequels in the works, the project is executive produced by Martin. House of the Dragon will film in England (unlike GoT, which was based in Northern Ireland) and is expected to start production in April. The first season is 10 episodes and expected to air in 2022.
Nymeria project: This revolves around the warrior queen Nymeria, a revered ancestor of House Martell who founded of the kingdom of Dorne (she became so legendary in the realm that two characters bore her name in the original series — Sand Snake Nymeria Sand and Arya’s direwolf). Her story is set roughly 1,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones, making it much older on the Westeros timeline than any of the other announced projects in the works (HBO shot a prequel pilot in 2019 set even further back during the Age of Heroes, but it never made it to series.
Probably Never Getting Done:
The last book in the Game of Thrones series, The Winds of Winter, probably not coming out anytime soon…