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News broke September 12 that HBO was nearing a pilot order for a new “Game of Thrones” prequel series from George R.R. Martin and “Colony” showrunner Ryan Condal. A pilot order would mean HBO would produce the show’s first episode and then determine whether or not to move ahead with a full series. The announcement brings the total number of “Game of Thrones” prequels in development to two, which is both exciting and worrying fans of Martin’s blockbuster fantasy series. Is two “Thrones” prequels too many?
The author added, “And in these days of a hundred networks, channels, and streaming services, I think television has plenty of room for two shows set in Westeros… or ****, maybe three or four… I still want to do ‘Spearcarriers’ after all.”
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Martin is involved with both prequels. The first prequel, in which Jane Goldman serves as showrunner, shot its pilot over the summer and is now awaiting a full season pickup from HBO. That prequel is set thousands of years before the HBO series and stars Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, and Jamie Campbell Bower. The logline reads: “The series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
The second prequel series from Martin and Condol is set 300 years before the events in HBO’s “Game...
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