George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series reveals that one of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel shows will feature dragons.
On his official blog, Martin gave fans some updates regarding one of HBO’s upcoming prequel series set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. Although he remains tight-lipped about major plot details, with the exception of the fact that it will borrow elements from his book Fire & Blood, Martin revealed that dragons will be involved:
“I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me?”
Martin expresses that this proposed Game of Thrones prequel series is separate from the series from writer Jane Goldman. This is in reference to last week’s report that HBO was close to giving a Game of Thrones prequel centered on House Targaryen a pilot order.
In his recent blog post, Martin discusses working with Condal on this new prequel series and stresses that if Condal’s series gets off the ground, that doesn’t stop Goldman’s series from seeing the light of day either, especially given the fact that Goldman’s series already had its pilot wrapped a month ago and is currently in post-production:
“I love what Ryan has done, but I’m excited about the possibilities for Jane’s series as well. Jane and I had dinner in London (at Rule’s, great spot, oldest restaurant in England, Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells ate there, it was a thrill to break bread with their ghosts), and her enthusiasm was palpable.”
Given that dragons are involved with Condal’s series, it gives credence to last week’s report that the prequel series would feature House Targaryen.
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
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