HBO Max Developing Two More Animated “Game of Thrones” Projects
The universe of Game of Thrones continues to expand on HBO. In early May we got our first glimpse at the live-action series House of the Dragon, which will focus on House Targaryen in events that take place some 300 years before Game of Thrones and is set for a 2022 release. Now The Hollywood Reporter scoops that two additional Game of Thrones spinoffs are in the works, both animated.
Previously, HBO was said to be working on a single animated show, but now THR has learned that two more potential series are in the offing. The only project they have any details about would be centered on a brand new part of the Game of Thrones map—the Golden Empire of Yi Ti—which is located on the continent of Essos on the southeastern edge of the GoT world. “The society is considered one of the oldest and most advanced societies in creator George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy realm and is inspired by Imperial China (much the same way Westeros, which was the primary setting for GoT, was inspired by Medieval Europe),” THR‘s James Hibberd writes.
HBO Max is expanding their animated content, and there’s no doubt that George R.R. Martin’s vast, richly detailed universe of Game of Thrones offers an incredibly rich world to draw from (pun intended). The streaming service has already greenlit a Batman animated series from The Batman writer/director Matt Reeves and producer J.J. Abrams. As for the two new animated GoT projects, HBO Max has thus far offered no further comment.
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Featured image: Episode 67 (season 7, episode 7), debut 8/27/17: Emilia Clarke. photo courtesy of HBO