Ever since the highly divisive finale of Game of Thrones aired in 2019, fans have been eagerly anticipating more content to satiate their appetites.
We do know that House of the Dragon is definitely happening and will hopefully be on our screens sometime in 2022, with the prequel series revolving around the story of House Targaryen back when Daenerys’ ancestors ruled Westeros.
Two new dragons will be revealed alongside actors Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, and Fabien Frankel — with production having commenced in April 2021.
On May 6, 2021, first-look photos for the House of the Dragon set were released featuring D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen; Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon; and Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Ifans as Otto Hightower.
Of course, Hollywood is never one to not milk an IP for all it is worth so naturally House of the Dragon is not the only GoT spinoff we can look forward to.
Read on for a roundup of the other Thrones series that are currently being developed at HBO, although are not guaranteed to make it on air.
Untitled Dunk and Egg project
George R.R. Martin’s books The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight take place 90 years before the events of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and focus on the adventures of hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and his squire (Egg) — who goes on to become King Aegon V Targaryen.
Untitled Nymeria project
The story of Warrior queen Nymeria — an ancestor of House Martell who founded the kingdom of Dorne — takes place approximately 1,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones.
The working title for the project is 10,000 Ships which refers to Nymeria ordering all her ships to be burned after bringing her army from Essos to Dorne so there could be no turning back.
9 Voyages (working title)
This one would revolve around The Sea Snake (Lord Corlys Velaryon) who is the Lord of the Tides, husband of Princess Rhaenys Targaryen and head of House Velaryon.
The character already features in the aforementioned House of the Dragon series and will be played by British actor Steve Toussaint. If 9 Voyages is greenlit and HBO retains Toussaint as Velaryon, it would mark the first GoT property with a person of colour as the lead.
Untitled Flea Bottom project
The King’s Landing slum of Flea Bottom — birthplace of Davos Seaworth and Gendry Baratheon — could be getting a series dedicated to its everyday people and seedy underbelly of crime, which would be a distinct shift from the GoT projects that focus on the lords and ladies of Martin’s works.
Untitled GoT animated drama series
This one is said to be in the very early development stages at HBO Max, with no word yet on what exactly the cartoon series would feature on.
However, an animated series makes sense for the IP given its fantastical nature and the hefty price tag attached to live-action productions.