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‘Game of Thrones’: Five Prequel Series In Development at HBO

As we await the final season of Game of Thrones,  HBO is busy planning for a post-Game of Thrones future. Initially we were aware of HBO planning four potential prequel series, Variety has now confirmed that there is a fifth series in development. Bryan Cogman, who has been involved with Game of Thrones since the start and has also written ten episodes is being tapped to write the potential fifth prequel for the network. Details of all five projects are under tight-lipped conditions and there is no word on what any of the five shows may be about. However, it is worth noting that HBO has said that the fact there are multiple shows in development does not mean we will get that many shows, they are essentially testing to find the best idea.

George R.R. Martin has also made it clear that a couple of fan favourite potential shows will not be considered.

“We’re not doing Dunk & Egg. Eventually, sure, I’d love that, and so would many of you. But I’ve only written and published three novellas to date, and there are at least seven or eight or ten more I want to write,” Martin wrote. “We’re not doing Robert’s Rebellion either. I know thousands of you want that, I know there’s a petition… but by the time I finish writing ‘A Song of Ice & Fire,’ you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion.”


Bryan Cogman is known to have written some acclaimed episodes of Game of Thrones including “The Laws of Gods and Men” and “Stormborn”.

The writers previously announced for the other four prequel shows include Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Carly Wray (Mad Men), Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) and Brian Helgeland (Legend).

Are you looking forward to these potential successor shows to Game of Thrones?

Source: Variety/Variety

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