A song of ice and fire has one of the deepest worlds in the fantasy genre. George RR Martin’s story of monarchs, families, death and dragons has captured the imagination of readers and viewers since the publication of his original novel in 1996. The intense popularity of his television adaptation, game of thronesand the world around him proved to endure a controversial endgame that overtook Martin’s writing of the final two books of the main story.
Martin and HBO continue their partnership by expanding the “World of Westeros” universe through what Martin prefers to call “successive shows.” These successor shows are productions based on established traditions and uncharted territory that has yet to be fully explored in world-building hardware. It’s worth noting that there’s no guarantee they’ll all see the light of day, and other currently unknown successor shows could take their place. However, one thing is clear, fans won’t be leaving the world of Westeros anytime soon.
seven House Of The Dragon is already airing
Towards the conclusion of game of thrones, Martin and HBO had already started working on exploring new series in the world of Westeros. In 2017, HBO began offering presentations for four different potential successor shows. Unfortunately, only one has persevered since: Dragon House.
Dragon House takes fans to the height of Targaryen rule over Westeros long before Daenerys Targaryen was born. The events of Dragon House will lead and cover the “Dance of the Dragons”, a major Targaryen civil war. Dragon House began airing its first season in August 2022 and was quickly renewed for a second season.
6 The Sea Serpent sheds greater light on a Dragon House character
Dragon House presented TV-only fans with a new slate of new characters for and against. One of these new characters is Corlys Velaryon. Corlys is Master of Driftmark, Lord of the Tides, and leader of Hosue Velaryon. Corlys is married to Rhaenys Targaryen, the “queen that never was”.
The sea serpent would be fixed before Dragon House during Corlys’ youth as he sets sail and explores distant lands beyond Westeros. In the process, fans would see unique locations and witness Corlys’ rise to wealth and power.
5 Ten Thousand Ships showcase the ancient history of Dorne
The sea serpent isn’t the only “origin story” in the currently developing world of Westeros. ten thousand ships would explore the history of Dorne. In game of thrones, Dorne began to play an important role in the story, starting with the debut of Oberyn Martell in the fourth season. TV fans got to see the beautiful land of Dorne first in the fifth season.
ten thousand ships would tell the story of Princess Nymeria as she, and ships full of refugees, searched for a new home after being driven from Essos by the Valyrian ancestors of the Targaryens. Princess Nymeria and her ten thousand ships will explore different lands hundreds of years before Corlys makes her sea voyage.
4 The Hedge Knight Adapts Fan-Favorite Dunk And Egg Story
The Tales of Dunk and Egg are a series of short stories that chronicle the story between Ser Duncan the Great, or “Dunk”, and his squire, Aegon “Egg” Targaryen. Egg later grows up to become King Aegon V Targaryen. His unexpected ascension to the Iron Throne gave Egg the nickname “Aegon the Unlikely”. Egg is also the younger brother of Maester Aemon, who fans know very well when he framed Jon Snow on Night’s Watch.
The Tales of Dunk and Egg the adaptation is currently in development under the working name The Hedge Knight. Previous slots for a Dunk and Egg series had already been rejected. However, true to Egg’s future, The Hedge Knight looks set to see an unlikely rise to success.
3 Snow reunites fans with Jon Snow
The way Jon Snow’s ending unfolded in game of thrones been the subject of debate since the airing of the last episode. A man who grew up wanting nothing more than to be someone other than Jon Snow discovers he is so much more than he ever dreamed. In turn, he realizes he wants nothing more than to be Jon Snow. It’s a nice way for Jon Snow’s story to unfold, but many fans were disappointed with the execution of this writing and that Jon Snow didn’t end up on the Iron Throne despite being the legitimate heir.
At the end of game of thrones, Jon Snow is in exile beyond the Wall with the Free Folk he has become close to throughout his adult life. Directed by actor Jon Snow Kit Harrington, Snow would continue Jon Snow’s story, which would make it one of the most fascinating successors because it’s the only sequel to game of thrones.
2 The Golden Empire is one of the few anime series in the works
The world of Westeros will not be limited to live TV series. the golden empire is one of the few anime successor shows in development. Nothing is known about other anime projects or even if they are still in development.
the golden empire would focus on Yi Ti, a distant land in Essos, which is later visited by Corlys on her journey. It is possible that the golden empire could be directly linked to these events in The sea serpent or vice versa, assuming both shows air. Little is known about Yi Ti in general, so many the golden empire would be new ground for the world of Westeros.
1 A successor show to Robert’s Rebellion is in the works – For Broadway
Through A song of ice and fire, the citizens of Westeros staged plays re-enacting past, present, and speculative historical moments. So it seems only fitting that a successor show would follow suit.
A planned Broadway play would be based on the Great Tourney at Harrenhal. Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, heir to the Iron Throne, has won a jousting tournament. After her victory, Prince Rhaegar gave the Queen of Love and Beauty ceremonial crown to Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark’s sister and Robert Baratheon’s fiancée, instead of his wife, Princess Elia Martell . This set off a chain of events that led to Robert’s Rebellion and the overthrow of Targaryen rule over Westeros.
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