While fans anxiously await the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones, they might want to hear about this little bit of information. It just so happens that Game of Thrones may not be the last time HBO adapts some literature written by George R.R. Martin. How do we know? Because he said so, that’s why.
During the premiere of the new episode for Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin walked across the red carpet and spilled the beans on what HBO may have in store for the fantasy show’s future. The Song of Ice and Fire isn’t the only series of novellas that the famed author has written, and HBO is going to be capitalizing on that sometime in the near future.
“Well, I have been writing for a number of years a series of novellas set in the same world, the world of Westeros, but a hundred years earlier, about two characters called Dunk and Egg. And I published three of those novellas, The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, and I have in mind about nine or ten more novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg.
So we have been playing with the idea of doing those as prequels. They would be prequels, in a sense, they’re a hundred years earlier but in the same world. They’re somewhat lighter in tone than the main series, a little more adventurous. But my fans love them and I love the two characters too, and it all ties into Westeros history. So maybe that will be what we’ll do.”
That’s cool, right? Game of Thrones fans tend to eat up anything that the fine creative folk at HBO conjure up for them in the adapted television series, so for them to extend the fantasy world a bit more is smart. They’re completely capitalizing on the crazy amount of game the show gets now. That and it’s just really great to see that fantasy on television still has a massive audience. Sure there’s a lot of drama and action to go around in Game of Thrones, but it is still in some ways a fantasy and we love it. Don’t forget to check out the latest season of Game of Thrones, premiering on March 31st.
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