George R.R. Martin Tells Us What’s Going On With Future Game of Thrones Shows

All men must die, and all successful TV series must carry on for as long as possible. Yesterday, George R.R. Martin shared an update on the many, many Game of Thrones spinoff shows that are in the works. (“No, can’t tell you how many,” he says.) He’s enthusiastic about House of the Dragon (above), which has wrapped production and is coming soon, but also has some hints to drop about the other “successor shows,” as he calls them.

The Sea Snake: This is the Corlys Velaryon series, which was called Nine Voyages; Martin notes they didn’t want to have two shows with numbers in the title. Bruno Heller (Rome) is writing the pilot script.

Ten Thousand Ships: The Nymeria series is in the hands of showrunner Amanda Segel (Helstrom), who Martin says “has delivered a couple of drafts.”

Dunk & Egg series: Showrunner Steve Conrad (Perpetual Grace, LTD), Martin says, is “determined to do a faithful adaptation of the stories, which is exactly what I want; these characters and stories are very precious to me.” The first season will adapt the novella The Hedge Knight, which is also one possibility for the show’s title. Martin says they are “leaning toward” calling it A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

Animated series: Martin says he’s not allowed to say much about these, “except to say that things are moving very fast, and I love love love some of the concept art I am seeing.” He confirms that one of the animated shows is set in Yi Ti, and says the working title is The Golden Empire.

“It is my hope that a number of these shows will get on the air,” Martin writes. “Not all, no, it is never all, but more than one. I certainly hope so.” He also clarifies that he is “deeply, heavily involved” with all of the Game of Thrones-associated series.

Before you ask, yes: He’s still working on The Winds of Winter. But also on the second volume of Fire & Blood, more Dunk & Egg stories, a “lavish coffee table book” that’s an illustrated and condensed version of Fire & Blood, and a “Who’s Who in Westeros.” And he’s working on at least three other series: Roadmarks (HBO), Dark Winds (AMC), and the long-gestating Wild Cards series.

“And in addition to all that,” he closes, “let me say one again, yes, I am still working on Winds of Winter.”

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