George R.R Martin teases Targaryen prequel series

The series is reportedly "moving closer" to a pilot order.

George R.R Martin has teased the existence of a second Game of Thrones prequel. 

In a post on the Not A Blog section of his website, the author addressed the rumours that a series focusing on the Targaryen family was in development. 

Several outlets like the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported that the show would take material from Fire and Blood which chronicled the history of the bloodthirsty dynasty. 

While Martin stated he couldn’t officially confirm or deny if such a show is in development, he did confirm that one sounding rather a lot like it was “moving closer to a pilot order” at HBO.

“The show stirring up all the internet headlines right now” he wrote “is also a prequel.”

“It has a title, but no one else has revealed it, so I had better not either (but it’s not the obvious title). It has a script and a bible, and both of them are terrific, first rate, exciting.”

Perhaps the biggest hint came in the next line. “I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me?”

The script Martin was referencing was crafted by Ryan Condal, co-creator of sci-fi series Colony and who wrote the screenplay for 2018’s Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson.  

He went onto stress that “moving closer to a pilot order is NOT the same thing as getting a pilot order,” meaning that although the idea is very much there, nothing’s yet been shot. 

“When HBO actually gives us a pilot order, you will hear me shouting it from the rooftops. A series order, and I’ll be shouting even louder. But we’ll see.” 

“Right now all the signs are good, but nothing is confirmed.”

Source: CNET

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