The other week came word that HBO was considering at least four potential spin-off series to their highly successful big-budget fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.
This past Sunday though came word from George R.R. Martin, the author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series that serves as the source material, that one more has joined the list. On his official site he writes:
“We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five. We have added a fifth writer to the original four. No, I will not reveal the name here. HBO announced the names of the first four, and will no doubt announce the fifth as well, once his deal has closed. He’s a really terrific addition, however, a great guy and a fine writer, and aside from me and maybe Elio and Linda, I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Martin confirmed his ‘Dunk and Egg’ works will NOT be a part of the new series, but any and all of them are officially prequels to ‘Thrones’ exploring Westeros’ history and beyond.