HBO Developing Game of Thrones Prequel About Aegon I Targaryens Conquest

If a new report is to be believed, the network is in very early stages of developing a prequel series that will tackle Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros years before the events on ‘Game of Thrones’.

AceShowbiz -A new “Game of Thrones” prequel is reportedly in the works on HBO. According to Variety, the network is in very early stages of developing a prequel series that will tackle Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros.

The news outlet claims that no writer is currently attached. However, insiders say that HBO is currently in search of a writer as it is keen to move forward with the planned series. It’s also reported that there are talks about making a feature film that would lead up to the series.

Set 300 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones”, the prequel reportedly will tell the story of how Aegon and his sister-wives, Visenya and Rhaenys, used their army and their three dragons, Balerion, Vhagar and Meraxes, to conquer six of the seven kingdoms on Westeros except for Dorne. After doing so, Aegon I became the first king of Westeros, the first to sit on the Iron Throne, and the founder of the Targaryen Dynasty.

When asked for a comment, a representative of HBO claims that the report is not confirmed and that “Variety ran this on speculation without our participation.”

Although there’s still chance that the prequel may be scrapped along the way, fans can’t help but feel excited for the planned series. Readers of Goerge R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series may already know that Aegon I is one of the most influential Targaryens. His story is told in “Fire and Blood”, which also served as the basis for HBO’s “House of the Dragon“.

Following the huge success of “Game of Thrones”, HBO announced it’s developing a number of series based on Martin’s books. However, the only project to move forward to date is “House of the Dragon”, which debuted in August 2022. Season 2 of the series is currently in production.

Back in January, Martin gave an update on the development of some of the spin-offs. “Some of those are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development,” he wrote on his blog. “None have been greenlit yet, though we are hoping… maybe soon. A couple have been shelved, but I would not agree that they are dead. You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf. All the changes at HBO Max have impacted us, certainly.”

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