Casey Bloys, the man in charge of HBO’s original programming has stated that the follow-up to Game of Thrones won’t be broadcast until at least 2020. Some people might have expected such a project to start up soon following the broadcast of the final season of Game of Thrones in 2019, but Bloys stated that he did not want to detract from the significance of the season, which makes sense considering the impact of the series on pop culture as a whole. Besides this, not too information was revealed about what interested individuals can expect from the follow-up to Game of Thrones, save that none of the five potential projects have been rejected at this point in time.
What Can We Expect From the Game of Thrones Prequels?
Some people might be curious why there are five potential projects under consideration at the moment. If so, they should know that the follow-up to Game of Thrones will be a prequel, meaning that there is an incredible range of possibilities available to HBO.
For example, there are a fair number of people who have speculated about a prequel set sometime close to the “present” of Game of Thrones. One option would be Robert’s Rebellion, which saw the Vale, the North, the Stormlands, and the Riverlands rising against the Iron Throne when Aerys executed both the Lord Paramount of the North and his firstborn heir before calling for the heads of Ned and Robert, who were Jon Arryn’s wards at the time. However, another option would be the War of the Ninepenny Kings, which was when the Iron Throne sent an expedition to kill the last known Blackfyre pretender who had made a pact with other ambitious men and women to carve out realms for each of them to rule.
However, there are also options that are even further back. For example, there was the First Blackfyre Rebellion, which was when an unwanted peace festered, thus resulting in not one, not two, but five separate conflicts that consumed five separate generations. Furthermore, there was the Dance of the Dragons, which was a succession war that happened when House Targaryen still had its dragons, meaning that it was the last time that dragon rider fought dragon rider over the skies of Westeros. Finally, there was the Conquest itself, which saw Aegon the Dragon and his two sisters Visenya and Rhaenys taking on the whole of Westeros, thus resulting the submission of all the kingdoms but one.
Summed up, there are plenty of possibilities for what the follow-up to Game of Thrones will look like, which is something that should provide interested individuals with plenty of material for their discussions. Besides this, it is interesting to note that George R.R. Martin, who wrote the books in the first place, is co-writing for two of the potential projects. Something that should be welcome news, seeing as how his efforts with Game of Thrones tended to be well-received by the viewers. Meanwhile, neither Dan Weiss nor David Benioff will be involved with whatever it is that gets made, though they will still be serving as executive producers on the eventual series.