Game of Thrones may have finished airing in May, but this is far from the last we’ve seen of it. In fact, a pilot episode of a prequel series based on Fire and Blood is well on its way. To clarify, this is not the same prequel that has been dubbed Bloodmoon, starring Naomi Watts. This prequel series is based on the supplementary Fire and Blood novel from Martin, and takes place 300 years prior to the events of the main Game of Thrones series.
A sequel that focuses on the death throes of the Targaryen Dynasty is also close to being greenlit for a pilot. It’s being led by George R.R. Martin of course, though the co-creator and executive producer of Colony, Ryan Condal is on board as well. Martin has dropped some vague hints about this sequel on his blog, saying that fans looking for info on the unannounced prequels should read the Fire and Blood book for clues.
Fire and Blood revolves around the story of Aegeon the Conqueror. The novel will go into great detail regarding his conquest of Westeros and how he ruled it, and the very precarious dynasty that he left for his children to inherit. If the series does get green-lit, viewers will likely get to witness the formation of King’s Landing and the Iron Throne, as well as the advent of the Baratheon house. Naturally, there will likely be plenty of dragons, drama, and incest to go around as well. The show will also heavily focus on the Targaryen Civil War, the Dance of Dragons.
Bloodmoon, on the other hand, will cover a lot more ancient history and lore in the universe, from the Starks of Legend to the origin of the White Walkers. That being the case, the Fire and Blood based series will probably be more reminiscent of the drama, intrigue, and lengthy dialogue of the original Game of Thrones series. Either way, both of these shows still need to be green-lit by HBO before we can know for certain that we’ll be getting them. That said, it’s extremely likely that we’ll get both, considering how successful Game of Thrones was overall. Despite the rough conclusion to the series, it is still one of HBO’s most popular and successful shows to date, so any spinoffs are likely to be green-lit without too much trouble.