According to exclusive sources, HBO is currently in the early stages of discussing a new prequel for the popular TV series “Game of Thrones.” The prequel would revolve around Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros, and the story would highlight how Aegon and his sister’s wives used their three dragons and army to conquer six of the seven kingdoms in Westeros.
This would be set approximately 300 years before the events of the original series. While no writers are currently attached to the project, sources say HBO is eager to move forward and may include a feature component that could lead to a potential series.
HBO has previously developed several projects set in the world created by George R.R. Martin, with the only successful one being “House of the Dragon.” The show’s first season premiered in August 2022 and was quickly renewed for a second season. Another “Game of Thrones” project, the abandoned pilot about the Long Night starring Naomi Watts, was scrapped in 2019 on the same day “House of the Dragon” was greenlit.
The decision to expand the “Game of Thrones” world and potentially include a film is not surprising, as the show is one of the most valuable properties in the Warner Bros. Discovery library. Other legacy media companies have also been building interconnected film and TV universes around their biggest titles, such as Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Warner Bros. Discovery is currently working on a rebooted DC Universe, under the guidance of James Gunn and Peter Safran.