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Looks Like It's Time to Add Another Possible Game of Thrones Prequel to the List

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Image: HBO

HBO already has four possible Game of Thrones prequels in development, why not add a fifth? Game of Thrones co-executive producer and writer Bryan Cogman looks to be working with George R.R. Martin himself on another possible prequel to the hit series.


Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Cogman is developing some sort of prequel concept for Game of Thrones, in addition to the four other ideas already being worked on. This follows something Martin said a few months ago, adding that he’s directly involved with three of the five possible ideas.

There’s no word how many of them, if any, HBO would end up picking up after Game of Thrones ends its eight-season run. But a Cogman and Martin team-up could equal success for the network, since Martin IS Game of Thrones and Cogman has been around since the beginning of the show. Plus, he’s written some of its best episodes, like season three‘s “Kissed by Fire.”


So, what’s this potential prequel going to be about? Who the hell knows. The only information we have to go on at this point is that the network plans on doing a prequel (as opposed to a sequel or spinoff), and that it won’t be about Dunk & Egg or any GoT characters that we’ve already seen. This likely means no Robert’s Rebellion, although the door is still open for Aegon Targaryen.

In any case, it could be years before we see any results from HBO’s Pitch Fest. Production wouldn’t start until after Game of Thrones ends, which evidence suggests won’t happen until 2019.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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Brian Burns

I am honestly wondering, not trying to be sarcastic, has there ever been a TV or movie prequel that has been really successful? There are examples of successful sequels, reboots, and spin-offs, but I don’t know about prequels. I mean, the Star Wars prequels did make money, so they were “successful” in that sense. The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series were and are well-received for the most part. And okay Rouge One was pretty good. So, Star Wars seems to be doing okay with prequels, but are there other examples?