HBO developing yet another Game of Thrones series, this one animated
HBO is developing yet another Game of Thrones series, this one animated.
The news, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, represents another project based on the work of author George R.R. Martin that's in very early-stage development.
There are no details on the animated project yet. But it joins the Dunk and Egg-based prequel that's also at a preliminary stage. The Dunk and Egg stories follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and a young Aegon V Targaryen and are set 90 years before the events in Thrones.
As first reported by EW, HBO is looking to get multiple Game of Thrones projects onto the air in the coming years, going big on the fantasy brand for HBO and HBO Max just as rival streamer Disney+ has done with Star Wars.
HBO's parent WarnerMedia is investing heavily in HBO Max in general, seeing the streaming service as its "you win or you die" effort to future-proof the company's entertainment division.
The new move is also similar to HBO's then-unprecedented "bake off" of putting five different Thrones prequel projects into development before the series ended — a process that ultimately resulted in one pilot being shot that did not move forward (the Jane Goldman pilot starring Naomi Watts) and another (House of the Dragon, by co-showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik that stars Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy) being greenlit to series. This new push is arguably more intense, however, as it's not just looking for a single successor but, ideally, more than one worthy title to join House of the Dragon on the air.
HBO had no comment.
Game of Thrones
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'