It seems HBO isn’t done with Game of Thrones quite yet! Author George R.R. Martin confirms several animated spin-offs are in development.
The world of Game of Thrones seems to get bigger by the year. Following the massive success of House of the Dragon, HBO has been ravenous in developing more spin-offs for the franchise. The company is now seemingly dipping its toes into animation, with George R.R. Martin revealing multiple animated projects are in the works, including one based on Nine Voyages:
“As it happens, HBO and I have our own animated projects, set in the world of A SONG OF ICE & FIRE.” George R.R. Martin wrote when speaking on the recent animated series Blue Eye Samurai. “None of them have been greenlit yet, but I think we are getting close to taking the next step with a couple of them. When this last round of development started a few years back, we had four ideas for animated shows, with some great talents attached. Writers rooms and summits, outline and scripts followed in due course… but, alas, two of the original projects were subsequently shelved.
“Work on the other two animated projects continues apace, however…and meanwhile, we have moved NINE VOYAGES, our series about the legendary voyages of the Sea Snake, over from live action to animation. A move I support fully. Budgetary constraints would likely have made a live action version prohibitively expensive, what with half the show taking place at sea, and the necessity of creating a different port every week, from Driftmark to Lys to the Basilisk Isles to Volantis to Qarth to… well, on and on and on. There’s a whole world out there. And we have a lot better chance of showing it all with animation. So we now have three animated projects underway.”
“Will any of them make it to air? happen? No way to know. Nothing is certain in Hollywood. But if it does happen, with one or two or all three shows, I hope we can make them as good as gorgeous and gripping as BLUE EYE SAMURAI. We will for damn sure try.”
While details about the other animated Game of Thrones spin-offs remain under wraps, a series based around Nine Voyages and the conquest of the Sea Snake is certainly shaping up to be an interesting start to their adventures in animation. Here’s to hoping the next thing George R.R. Martin develops is the last book in the series!
What you need to know about House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows House Targaryen – the noble house of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen from Thrones – as a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons breaks out between claimants to the Iron Throne.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal served as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon season one. They also executive produced the season alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno.
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