A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in development at HBO. Bryan Cogman, who has been onboard the main series since its first season, has been set to pen the project.
Previously it has been confirmed that four prequels were in development at the network with creator George R.R. Martin saying back in May that a fifth was also in the works but wouldn’t say with whom.
Details for the five projects are being kept under tight guard, though Martin has indicated each project is a prequel rather than a spinoff with none of the current main cast to be involved.
The writers previously announced for the four other projects are Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island”), Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Brian Helgeland (“Legend”), and Carly Wray (“The Leftovers”).
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys has indicated that they’re developing so many series in the hopes that “one of them is actually good enough to come to fruition”. Whichever goes forward, it’s unlikely to air until 2020 at the earliest.
In related news, HBO has released a 4.5 minute sneak peek of the 45-minute animated series “Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion” which looks at Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. The entire work is available as a bonus gift for pre-ordering the show’s seventh season Blu-ray.