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What’s Next for Game of Thrones?

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since the Game of Thrones series finale aired on HBO. Some viewers were pleased with the direction the series took, while others were vocal about their disappointment. Regardless of where you fell, HBO is not calling it quits with the valuable Game of Thrones IP anytime soon. Keep reading to discover what’s next for Game of Thrones after the series finale.

The Scrapped Spin-Off

Before we dive into all the planned Game of Thrones projects, let’s talk about what could’ve been. HBO was notably developing several spin-offs from different writers and selected Jane Goldman’s offering first. According to Entertainment Weekly, the planned series was set to follow the “world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” The prequel series cast was led by Naomi Watts and shot a pilot that, ultimately, was not picked up by HBO.

More Dragons!

While one Game of Thrones project won’t see the light of day, there will still be plenty of others in the future. HBO is moving forward with House of the Dragon—sometime in 2022, you’ll be able to channel your inner Tyrion Lannister and watch with some delicious red wine.

House of the Dragon will begin filming soon with Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, and more attached to star. The prequel series will follow the Targaryen family hundreds of years before the Game of Thrones story we know.

Another Prequel

In addition to House of the Dragon, HBO is also in early development on a series based on George R.R. Martin’s The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight novellas. Tales of Dunk and Egg will follow Ser Duncan the Tall and Aegon V Targaryen 90 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.

An Animated Series

The Game of Thrones series is expected to explore different mediums in the future as well, and an animated series is in its early days of development. Not much is known about the animated series, but it is said to be adult oriented.

It’s worth noting that series creator George R.R. Martin is also working on the final novels in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, but there’s no telling when those will arrive. So, that’s what’s next for Game of Thrones, but it’s anticipated that Warner Bros. will remain committed to the franchise since it’s a valuable asset in the ongoing streaming wars.

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