Game of Thrones new series
Game of Thrones, one of the most outstanding cultural phenomena of the last ten years, has come to its end.
After having established new standards regarding the quality of television series, HBO hasn’t wasted time and started the production of several series that will be the successors to Game of Thrones, trying to reach its success by continuing to exploit one of the most important masterpieces of the modern times.
It all started in May 2017, during season 7 of Game of Thrones. HBO requested different writers to create several series set in the Game of Thrones universe.
George R. R. Martin, the original creator of A Song of Ice and Fire (the series of books on which the TV show is based), participated actively with the other writers in the development of the scripts, becoming the co-author of two of them. Additionally, the writer has confirmed that none of these projects would focus on Robert Baratheon’s rebellion, one of the most interesting events for fans.
HBO approved one of the projects in June 2018, thus initiating the production of a pilot for the story co-created by George R. R. Martin and Jane Goldman, who would act as the showrunner and known for writing movie scripts such as Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Martin commented that the plot of this show takes place 10,000 years before the events of occurred Game of Thrones, and is based on the events of Fire and Blood, the most recent novel by Martin, published in October 2018, and that could be titled “The Long night”. Besides, among the confirmed cast are Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse and Jamie Campbell Bower.
Although Casey Bloys, the HBO programming president, has confirmed that many of the projects have been left unfinished, Martin has confirmed that two other projects are about to be approved.
B. Weiss and David Benioff, writers and showrunners of Game of Thrones, have confirmed that they will not participate in these new projects, since they are working on a new series of films for the Star Wars franchise.
The shooting of the pilot episode will begin in mid-2019. We hope these new series be a good way to continue enjoying the universe of Game of Thrones, while George R. R. Martin is still working on The Winds of Winter, the sixth book of Song of Ice and Fire, which has been in writing process since 2011 and still remains without a publication date.