With its first pilot currently in post-production, Deadline is reporting that HBO is close to giving the green light to a second Game of Thrones spinoff – this one from A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator Ryan Condal.
The untitled project is said to take place some 300 years prior to Game of Thrones, and is based on material from Martin’s most recent book Fire & Blood, which chronicles House Targaryen from Aegon the Conqueror, the creator of the Iron Throne, through to the Dance of Dragons – a Targaryen civil war which almost tore the house apart.
The first prequel pilot – created by Martin and Jane Goldman (Kingsman) with S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) directing – is set thousands of years prior to the main series and “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”. Featuring in the cast are Naomi Watts (Gypsy), Josh Whitehouse (Poldark), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Denise Gough (Colette), Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot), Shella Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror), Georgie Henley (The Spanish Princess), Alex Sharp (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter).
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