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Three new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels in the works

Three new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels in the works

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Three new spinoff series have been green lit, with working titles such as '9 Voyages' and '10,000 Ships'

HBO is developing 3 new Game of Thrones spinoffs. They will serve as prequels to the acclaimed TV series, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter.

The first working title, 9 Voyages, is helmed by Rome creator Bruno Heller, and follows the Sea Snake Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Lord of the Tides who leads the House of Velaryon. The character, who will be played by Steve Toussaint, will also appear in another Game of Thrones prequel entitled House of the Dragon.

The second show in the works is tentatively called 10,000 Ships. Set 1,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones, the prequel follows warrior queen Princess Nymeria, who belongs to House Martell, founder of the Kingdom of Dorne. Two characters in the original seriesz were named after her: Sand Snake Nymeria Sand and Arya’s direwolf.

The 3rd series has not yet released a working title, but it is set in Flea Bottom, a King’s Landing slum. This is where characters such as Gendry Baratheon and Davos Seaworth were born.

The 3 shows follow the upcoming series House of the Dragon, starring Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, and Paddy Considine. The story is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones. It starts filming in April 2021 in the UK and will premiere in 2022.

Game of Thrones bagged several awards during its run, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019, as well as Golden Globes nominations in the same years. The show ended on a weird note, however, with a final season that’s being remembered as the series’ worst. – with reports from Andrea Tibayan/Rappler.com

Andrea Tibayan is a Rappler intern.