George R. R. Martin Dropped Some Serious Hints About That New ‘GoT’ Spinoff

It’s a long, bleak road until the next (and final) season of everyone’s #1 fave-killing fantasy series, Gameof Thrones. With reports that we might not see the first ep until 2019 (!!!), we’re taking all the little scraps of news we can get, in a vain attempt to tide us over until the good time of year rolls around again.

So here’s a pretty bloody grouse one: George R. R. Martin, the writer/procrastinator behind the A Song of Ice & Fire series upon which GoT is based, has dropped some fairly massive hints about one of the Thrones spinoff/prequel series that are reported to be in the works.

On his blog (which is called Not A Blog and hosted on LiveJournal, god I love this man), Martin spilled the news that GoT producer Bryan Cogman will be developing an “adaptation” of a particular part of Westerosi history, and that Martin himself would be co-creating it:

I’d love to tell you more about the series Bryan will be working on… but we haven’t done that for the other four successor shows, so we shouldn’t for this one either. All in good time.

I can say that, like the other pilots, it will be a prequel rather than sequel, a successor rather than a spinoff. Bryan’s series will be an adaptation, and one that will thrill most fans of the books, I think, set during a very exciting period of Westerosi history. And I’ll be working with him every step of the way; we’re going to be co-creating the show.

An “exciting period”, eh? This, combined with the fact that earlier in the post Martin refers to Cogman as “the Prince of Dragonstone” has people speculating that this particular prequel might be looking at some Targaryen history – possibly, hopefully, Aegon I‘s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms on dragon-back.

We loved the Loot Train Battle dragonocalypse so much; imagine a whole series of dragonsplosions!


Martin also mentioned that we could cop a peek at this new series as soon as 2019 or 2020, which is frankly fantastic fucking news.

Keep the updates coming, George; if it’s a bunch of blonde hotties flying around on giant fire-breathing lizards you’ve got in the works, then we are happy to wait.