George R. R. Martin attends the FYC special screening for HBO Max's "House Of The Dragon"

A Game Of Thrones spinoff series, Ten Thousand Ships, is in the works at HBO according to George R.R. Martin.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ten Thousand Ships was ordered alongside several other Game Of Thrones prequel series – one of which turned out to be House Of The Dragon. In April, Ten Thousand Ships writer Brian Helgeland told InVerse that the series hadn’t officially been picked up at HBO.

Helgeland said: “I think they felt the period of my show was too far removed from the pillars of the original. That’s why it hasn’t been picked up yet, but nothing is ever dead.” He added: “I met with George R.R. Martin to pitch him the idea, which he signed off on. Sadly, I didn’t work with him closer, but I would have done if the show was picked up… My work is still there if HBO wants to pick it up. I enjoyed my time developing it, and you just never know.”

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George R.R. Martin at the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival. CREDIT: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Now, however, George R.R. Martin has shed light on the series, revealing in a blog post that a pilot is being developed for Ten Thousand Series. Martin wrote, congratulating writer Eboni Booth: “When not writing and producing her prize-winning plays on- and off-Broadway, she has been kept busy by me and HBO, working on a new pilot for Ten Thousand Ships, a Game Of Thrones spinoff about Nymeria and the Rhoynar. We’re all very excited about this one… though we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to pay for ten thousand ships, three hundred dragons, and those giant turtles.”

In other news, the second season of House Of The Dragon is due to arrive on June 16. So far, critics have praised the upcoming season, which currently sits on a 91 per cent rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

In a four-star review of the first season, NME wrote: “What is reassuring is that House Of The Dragon feels as though it is walking on solid ground: the bubbling rivalries, the jostling for power, the eruptions of violence; six episodes in, it is all coming together to create a rich stew … it is a relief to see a prequel that seems to know what it’s doing. A decent watch for fans and neutrals alike.”

The post George R.R. Martin says ‘Game Of Thrones’ spinoff ‘Ten Thousand Ships’ pilot is back in the works appeared first on NME.


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