Yet another Game of Thrones spinoff show may be in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is working with The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin on an Aegon’s Conquest project.
Tomlin worked on The Batman but was uncredited; he’s also co-writing the sequel with director Matt Reeves. Tomlin also wrote the Keanu Reeves film BRZRKR.
Aegon’s Quest is described as a “direct prequel” to House of the Dragon. It would focus on the Targaryen house’s conquest of Westeros, led by Aegon Targaryen. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because Variety reported many months ago that HBO was considering an Aegon’s Conquest series.
So far, HBO has produced one Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon. The next one, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, goes into production this year.
HBO is reportedly also considering a Jon Snow TV series that brings back Kit Harington and at least one animated series. Importantly, HBO is only exploring these, and Aegon’s Conquest, as potential ideas for new shows. Nothing is locked down yet.
Author George R.R. Martin said earlier this year that he has no idea if any of the in-development Game of Thrones projects will actually get made. Even if HBO does decided to move ahead with a pilot, even that doesn’t guarantee a show will be seen through to release. After all, HBO spent $30 million on a Game of Thrones show called Blood Moon that was never released.
Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are now making completely different kinds of TV shows for Netflix as part of their $200 million deal with the company.