Despite Season 8 being the worst rated in history, the media and fans are still exhilarated with the announcement of a brand new animated series surrounding HBO's Game of Thrones.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to publicize news of the series and the beginning of its development stages, creating a lot of speculation as to the details. The reports stated that the medieval fantasy epic creators were utterly sold on the idea, and talks with writers had already begun.
When HBO Max was confronted regarding its details, they declined to comment. So when it comes to a release date, cast, and everything in between, we are all Jon Snow, and we know nothing.
The little that was revealed about the series is that Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are creating the series.
Condal reiterated his love for the TV show series and the books quoting:
"I realize the footsteps that I'm walking in – they're very deep, they're very intimidating, but I come to the show as not only a huge fan of the original series but also a fan of the books."
He also said that getting this series right was very important to him. And I agree, Condal. It is very important to us too.
However, apart from the animated series, HBO Max is already busy expanding the Game Of Thrones universe. The film giant is preparing for two new prequel series, the former on the House Of Targaryen, which was given the green light in October 2019, and the latter on R.R Martin's fantasy novellas.
The animated series allows HBO to showcase a rather creative and fantasy-oriented side to their franchise, making room for a spin-off that could potentially be a huge hit. The potential is endless, from menacing dragons to the sage Children Of The Forest and the lethal Great War.
What do you think the animated series is going to be about? Is HBO milking the Game Of Thrones franchise, or have they got something substantial to portray? Winter is coming, and we've got to be as patient as the Stark's to get through this one!
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