There's another rumoured Game of Thrones spinoff in the works and it could be an absolute belter
The Battle of the Bastards director is linked to it already. This will be epic!
With Game of Thrones fans eagerly waiting on Season 8, we already know that a pilot episode for Jane Goldman's spinoff show that's based on The Age of Heroes will be filmed. In fact, we even gave a massive preview of what fans can expect from that particular feature here.
This being said, HBO aren't content with just one new show from the mind of George R.R. Martin because as stated previously, the man himself is confident that we're going to be getting even more spinoff shows.
Martin said: “As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead. Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.”
When these new shows were originally announced, we were heavily in favour of making a show that's focused on the rise and fall of Valyria. Well, it appears that we could be getting our wish because The Doom of Valyria appears to be one of the shows that's being developed.
Renowned Game of Thrones fansite Watchers on the Wall have reported that according to a “special report” by a Game of Thrones online administrator, Max Borenstein's (Kong: Skull Island) script will be extremely dragon-centric.
As fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series will know, The Doom of Valyria occurred a century before the Targaryen Conquest of Westeros.
Essentially, this story would tell the story of how the most advanced civilisation in Westeros descend into a century of blood, chaos and utter annihilation. The rumoured show also has a working title, Empire of Ash, and it's going to be document the rise and fall of Valyria, recording “the social, economic, and political crises which tore apart the empire from within."
Aside from charting the origins of House Targaryen, the new show is rumoured to focus on the various political factions that were conspiring against each other - with a larger magical threat looming for the endgame of their entire civilisation.
The main players in this new melting pot of intrigue and political treachery would be the Sphinxes, the Young Dragons, and the Free Holders.
The same report also states that the director of Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter, Miguel Sapochnik, is attached to direct the pilot episode and that along with Goldman's series about The Age of Heroes, Empire of Ash is the front-runner of the other shows that are currently being developed.
Truth be told, if done right, this show could be absolutely epic because there's going to be dragons and lots of them. Aside from this, during its pomp, there was incredible tension between these three Houses of dragonlords - so it would easily mirror the deceit, intrigue and treachery that makes Game of Thrones so enjoyable to watch.
On another note, Valyria's ultimate destruction has the potential to make the scenes at Pompei and Atlantis look like a small spell of bad weather.
Fire and blood, indeed.