Game of Thrones is one of the shows that had encompassed a very large and loyal viewer base, and no other show, in particular, has been able to match its appeal even though the last season left its fans a bit disappointed.
But still, because of the large viewer base of the show, HBO announced that it would be developing prequels to the show that would be set in the same world, and as per some reports HBO might be working on at least 5 spinoff shows for the series.
According to Deadline, HBO is now developing three additional spinoffs set in the timeline of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. The three projects are called 9 Voyages, Flea Bottom, and 10,000 Ships. HBO has already assembled a creative team for 9 Voyages, but writers haven’t been hired for the other two.
These three ideas are in addition to the prequel series House of the Dragon, which is set to begin filming soon, and a series focusing on Dunk and Egg — two beloved characters that starred in their own books.
The 9 Voyages series will center around Corlys Velaryon, a seafarer who made nine great voyages to Essos aboard his ship, the Sea Snake. He sailed to many familiar locales and places we never saw in the show, from Oldtown and Pentos to Yi Ti and Leng. He was born about 250 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and after becoming incredibly wealthy during his ninth voyage, he took over as the head of House Velaryon.
This is the series that is believed to be the furthest along in the development process, as Deadline reports that HBO has brought on Bruno Heller (Rome, The Mentalist, Gotham) to help get the concept off the ground.
The Flea Bottom series will unsurprisingly be set in the slums of King’s Landing, which is where Arya Stark holed up after escaping the Red Keep. It’s not clear what the plot of this series would be, but as Deadline notes, a number of notable characters are originally from Flea Bottom, including Davos Seaworth and Gendry.
Finally, 10,000 Ships is a clear reference to a story about warrior queen Nymeria uniting the Rhoynar survivors of the Second Spice War (a thousand years before Game of Thrones) and evacuating them from their homeland of Rhoyne. They eventually fled to Dorne, where Nymeria joined up with House Martell to conquer the land. If the name Nymeria sounds familiar, it’s probably because Arya Stark named her direwolf after the legendary warrior.
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