'Game of Thrones' Latest News & Update: Prequel Confirmed by George RR Martin, HBO Chief? Plot Focuses On 'Dunk and Egg' Novellas

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Nov 21, 2016 09:03 AM EST
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There is certainly no doubt that "Game of Thrones" is one of the hottest television shows, with its tremendous fan base and an enormous production budget. However, the beloved franchise is about to expand as a prequel series is set to be released.

'Game of Thrones' Prequel

There has been a lot of talks that "Game of Thrones" will be ending either on Season 7 or Season 8. This has since been somewhat confirmed by the showrunners and many solid rumors and leaks affirming the show's ultimate fate.

However, fans need not to worry too much, as the programming executives in HBO has recently confirmed that they have been through preliminary talks about a possible "Game of Thrones" prequel series. The upcoming prequel show will effectively expand the franchise, its universe, and its timeline.

This has been confirmed by Casey Bloys, the HBO programming chief, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. While Bloys did not disclose anything specific about the upcoming "Game of Thrones" project, he confirmed that the talks with novelist George R.R. Martin are already underway.

Possible Plot

"A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin had also said that there is no lack of material for the story arcs of the "Game of Thrones" prequel. If HBO decides to green light the new series, it will be largely based on the "Tales of Dunk and Egg" novellas that the author had also written. The three novellas are set in the same fictional universe that "Game of Thrones" is set in, with events occurring almost 100 years prior to the recent events.

The "Tales of Dunk and Egg" features the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall, which would later become one of the Kingsguard. It also includes his squire, called Egg. This character would then become Aegon V Targaryan of House Targaryen, one of the most prominent families in "Game of Thrones."

To take things a little further, George R.R. Martin also says that "Game of Thrones" could even conclude with a movie. With the huge world that the series is set in, there are a lot more stories that need to be explored. While the current show focuses on the main characters' movements toward Westeros, Essos and the lands beyond that are still somewhat barely touched.

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