Game of Thrones has ANOTHER prequel in the works

Carla Harmon
September 21, 2017

I don't want to repeat what happened with GAME OF THRONES itself, where the show gets ahead of the books. According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman is writing the fifth project alongside George R.R. Martin.

What we do know is that all speculation as to the content of the spinoffs up to this point is reportedly wrong, with Martin contending that the shows will not focus on the fan-favorite Dunk and Egg novellas that followed the journeys of Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon Targaryen V, nor will they cover the event's of Robert's Rebellion, which took place some 15 years before the beginning of Game of Thrones' story.

Update: George R.R. Martin has weighed in on Cogman's hiring, praising the writer as "the guy who knew the canon better than anyone (except me, though sometimes I am not even sure of that, )" and dubbing him "the Prince of Dragonstone" of Game of Thrones production. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are "Stormborn", the second episode of Season 7, and "The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont".

Cogman is the only writer that was part of the "Game of Thrones" family from Season 1, when he started as an assistant to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

"Meanwhile, Jane Goldman [Kingsman: The Golden Circle], Brian Helgeland [A Knight's Tale, L.A. Confidential], Max Borenstein [Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island], and Carly Wray [Mad Men] are all at work on the other four successor shows".

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Cogman is developing some sort of prequel concept for Game of Thrones, in addition to the four other ideas already being worked on.

No story details have been revealed for any of the prequels. In the same blog post where Martin confirmed a fifth series was in development, the writer also ruled out some of the more popular theories fans had. Bloys has said that none of the spinoffs have been ordered to series and, if they don't fit what Bloys and the team at HBO are looking for, they won't go ahead with pursuing more episodes.

And there's more. We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five.

Given the material that Martin has produced set in Westeros, Cogman's series nearly certainly concerns Targaryen history.

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