HBO Developing MULTIPLE New Game of Thrones Prequels

Are you interested in “Tales of Dunk and Egg” ?

Yes, there’s news that another Game of Thrones prequel is in development at HBO.

The second prequel, Tales of Dunk and Egg, is now in development and will be based on the three novels under the franchise.

If you’re a true GOT fan, you know that there were several prequels in development, but subsequently scrapped.

One, House of the Dragon, did get a green light and will be released later.


Game of Thrones ended in 2019, but before that, HBO had already laid plans to develop prequel series. Several were suggested, with one ultimately going forward and made into a pilot: Blood Moon, about the origins of the White Walkers. It got cancelled, and HBO went forward with House of the Dragon instead, all about the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. And just earlier today, we learned that HBO is considering making a show based on Tales of Dunk and Egg, a smaller-scale story based on a series of novellas set some 90 years before Game of Thrones.

And that’s just to start. Entertainment Weekly now reveals that HBO is looking to produce more series set in the universe George R.R. Martin created in his Song of Ice and Fire series, including a show based on Robert’s Rebellion, the war that put Robert Baratheon on the throne mere decades before the beginning of Game of Thrones. That one could be particularly interesting because it would involve younger versions of characters we know pretty well from the main show, including Ned Stark, Catelyn Stark, Littlefinger and Tywin Lannister.

For D&E series, HBO is reportedly talking to Bruno Heller, the guy who created the short-lived HBO historical drama Rome (which I LOVED , which laid the groundwork for Game of Thrones. That said, no writer is attached yet. It’s early days for all of these projects.

Susan Saunders 01/22/21

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