Following the success of House of the Dragon, HBO is planning a new Game of Thrones prequel. According to Variety, the North American channel is considering bringing the story of the conquest of Westeros by Aegon I Targaryen to the screen.
In George R. R. Martin’s books, Aegon and his “sister-wives” Visenya and Rhaenys used three dragons to conquer six of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, except Dorne. Starting the Targaryen Dynasty 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The character was the first to sit on the Iron Throne.
According to Variety’s sources, the new Game Of Thrones spinoff is in the early stages. No screenwriter has been hired by HBO, but searches are ongoing for the development of the project to move forward.
Furthermore, there is the possibility of the production being a feature film. That would potentially have a continuation in series format. However, this concept was still being discussed by Warner Bros. executives. Discovery.
Since the widespread success of the Game Of Thrones series. HBO has been developing several projects based on the work of George RR Martin. In addition to season 2 of House of the Dragon. The spin-off Snow with Kit Harington and five more spin-offs are in production.
Another project that was in development was The Long Night, starring Naomi Watts. After the channel invested around US$30 million in recording a pilot, the attraction was canceled in 2019.
Expansion of the Game Of Thrones universe
According to Variety, including a feature film in the expansion of the Game Of Thrones universe would not be a surprise. The show is one of the most valuable intellectual properties in the Warner Bros.
So, it would make sense for the brand to be explored in different media and create interconnected works through films and series. Remember that the recipe that worked with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe should be repeated with the reboot of Warner Bros.’s own DC Universe.