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Fire and Blood Targaryen Prequel Series in the Works at HBO

13 September 2019

"We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term "spinoffs") at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely", he wrote at the time.

Set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the potential series would be based on George R.R. Martin's novel Fire & Blood and chronicle the gradual downfall of the white-haired dragon overlords.

Fire & Blood begins with Aegon the Conqueror, whose death triggered the events of the first Game of Thrones season, and focuses on the timeline all the way up to the civil war that almost destroyed the Targaryen family. Now, Deadline reports that another prequel series could be greenlit by HBO and this one will focus on the Targaryen heritage.

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Another Game of Thrones prequel is gearing up at HBO!

The Targaryen Thrones prequel was one of the "two other shows" that were in the scripting phase as of May, when Martin talked about it on his blog.

Fire & Blood, released in 2018, is a book by Martin that specifically explores the Targaryen lineage, including Aegon the Conqueror's creation of the Iron Throne, as well as the Dance of Dragons, a massive civil war, which is speculated to be a part of the new prequel. Of course, it wasn't as obvious then because Martin had brought up Fire & Blood earlier in the same blog post in the context of the book's sales. "I can not say", he wrote on his blog.

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Writer Ryan Condal of "Colony" fame will pen the script in collaboration with Mr. Martin. So far, the pilot for the Naomi Watts starrer has been shot and it is yet to be seen if and when the project will get its series order.

The as-yet untitled project, now in post-production, will also feature Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

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Fire and Blood Targaryen Prequel Series in the Works at HBO