HBO developing three more Game of Thrones spinoffs
As HBO prepares for the upcoming production start of House of the Dragon, it looks like the network is planning to further expand the mythology of their Game of Thrones universe with the development of three more spinoffs. According to Deadline, the potential shows are all being developed as prequels and are titled as 9 Voyages or Sea Snake, Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships. This news comes after it was recently revealed that a series adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Tales of Dunk & Egg novellas has also been put into development along with a possible Game of Thrones animated series.
The outlet’s sources’ note that out of the three projects, only Sea Snake has a creative team attached to it with The Mentalist’s Bruno Heller leading the development with Martin. As for Flea Bottom and 10, 000 Ships, there are still no writers involved with the potential prequels.
The 9 Voyages series refers to the great voyages at sea made by Lord Corlys Velaryon, the head of House Velaryon and the husband of Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. Also known as Sea Snake, he is the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world. Velaryon will be making his live-action debut in the House of the Dragon where he will be played by Steve Toussaint.
For Game of Thrones fans, Flea Bottom is known as the poorest slum district in King’s Landing, a maze-like warren of narrow streets and dark alleys filled with tanneries, brothels and ale houses. It was featured during the first four seasons of the main series and was also the place where a handful of GOT characters were from including Ser Davos Seaworth and Gendry.
Meanwhile, 10,000 Ships is expected to center around warrior queen, Princess Nymeria and the surviving members of the Rhoynars as they travel from Essos to Dorne after their defeat by the Valyrian Freehold in the Second Spice War. This migration took place around 1,000 years before the events depicted in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, HBO’s upcoming 10-episode series House of the Dragon will chronicle the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It will take place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones. The series is eyeing a 2022 debut.
House of the Dragon will star BAFTA winner Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur, Dog Altogether, The Outsider) as King Viserys I, Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.