Winter is Coming in an animated format? Here are the details
Game of Thrones is one of the most popular series to have been aired on cable television in a long time, and ever since its conclusion fans have been demanding for more from the producers. While rumours have been ongoing about various spin-offs, latest reports indicate that there might just be some hope for fans.
WarnerMedia has been planning a spin-off of the hit series for quite some time, and it seems the latest reports indicate that it might be in the animated format to be a part of the latest HBO Max family. However, sources point out that the project, which is a part of a larger strategy to expand the world created by the GoT author George RR Martin, is still in an early, exploratory stage. The animated spinoff, however, is said to have a similar tone to Game of Thrones.
One of the biggest TV shows in the world, Game of Thrones — based on George RR Martin’s novels — spanned eight seasons, narrating the complicated political gambits, scheming, backstabbing, and the Khaleesi and her dragons in the fictional land of Westeros. The network’s decision to expand on intellectual property, therefore, comes as no real surprise.
HBO has been exploring spin-offs for the series since 2017 and one led by Mulholland Drive-star Naomi Watts did get a pilot order but was cancelled after HBO looked at the plot. The studio then decided to start the franchise’s expansion with House of the Dragon, a prequel that narrates the tale of House Targaryen. The show, starring Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith, is slated to premiere in 2022, and eventually stream on HBO Max as well.
Rumour mills recently churned out the news that HBO was developing a Thrones prequel based on Martin’s novellas, Tales of Dunk and Egg. It will follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.