HBO Considering Game of Thrones Prequel

Posted March 22nd, 2013 at 9:30 pm


In a recent interview with IGN George R.R. Martin, writer of The Song of Ice and Fire series which has been turned into the Game of Thrones for television, discussed the possibility of a prequel. Martin has a deal with HBO that will have him creating other shows and this might be one of them.

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.

Game of Thrones third season is set to begin its third season on March 31 which will be based on the novel “A Clash of Kings” “A Storm of Swords”.