House of Dragon is just the beginning, HBO is working on 3 more series that will showcase new characters and stories.
Game of Thrones came to an end in 2019 and the world is still looking for a good series that can replace it. Netflix has tried it with series like The Witcher and Shadow and Bone (which is about to be released), and Amazon is already working on a series about The Lord of the Rings to repeat the phenomenon, but everything seems to indicate that it is HBO that could have the answers.
A first prequel to Game of Thrones has already been confirmed, House of the Dragon will be located hundreds of years in the past and will show us more of the Targaryen family and their adventures before they were eliminated and removed from the throne in the rebellion that gave him the power to Robert Baratheon, and also talks about a project on Dunk and Egg (showing a young Targaryen before he was king), but that’s not all that HBO has in store.
According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the studio (which said from the beginning that it planned to do several things are the George RR Martin books ) has three other projects in the works that will show us new characters and stories that connect with the 7 kingdoms and the world of Westeros.
Among its new sequels is one of the creators of Rome ( one of the best HBO series that was canceled due to lack of budget) Bruno Heller and another about the legendary founder of Dorne.
The sequels of Game of Thrones
THR indicates that the first of the projects, which would bear the name of 9 Voyages , already has Bruno Heller among its creators and follows the character of Lord Corlys Velaryon, who is also called The Sea Snake, the Lord of the Tides and head of House Velaryon. Lord Corlys Velaryon also appears in House of the Dragon , where he is portrayed by actor Steve Toussaint. So, which implies that this series could be a spin off of that first prequel that is already in production.
In second place we have 10,000 Ships (the title is provisional), which stars the warrior queen Princess Nymeria , ancestor of House Martell and founder of the kingdom of Dorne (she was the inspiration for the names of the Sand Snake Nymeria Sand and Arya Stark’s wolf ). The story of Nymeria takes place 1,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones, which means that it is older than the rest of the projects that have already been confirmed, so it will give us even more context about the kingdom and its battles.
The third project takes us to Flea Bottom in King’s Landing, which was the neighborhood outside the palace, where Game of Thrones introduced us to characters like Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon.
“The way we try to approach it is not [by saying, ‘We need five shows in three years,’ but ‘What are the stories worth telling?'” Said HBO’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys , to THR in January. “We’ve been developing multiple takes from different worlds. The one I want to do is the one I think is best creatively. I’d rather do it about the stories and the showrunners and their vision rather than hitting an arbitrary target for the right number of shows.”
According to reports, House of the Dragon will begin filming in April of this year (and it is said that this time they will not show scenes of violence against women), with Olivia Cooke (of the Oscar nominee Spund of Metal) , Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith , and is expected to hit HBO sometime in 2022.
After House of the Dragon we will have the Dunk and Egg series that shows us the character who later becomes King Aegon V Targaryen, and it is said that there is an animated series in the plans that still has no title, so we will have to wait a long time to learn more details about these projects.
Also, HBO has already canceled a Game of Thrones prequel in the past, so we first have to wait to see if the projects manage to survive.