HBO Developing New “Game of Thrones” Spinoff Centered on Aegon’s Conquest from “The Batman Part II” Scribe
HBO is perched atop another dragon circling a fresh story from Westeros.
The latest Game of Thrones spinoff in development is based on Aegon’s Conquest, an idea they’ve been workshopping for a long time. The company is partnering with screenwriter Mattson Tomlin, who helped director Matt Reeves shape his first The Batman story (he went uncredited), and is working again with Reeves on The Batman Part II.
Aegon’s Conquest would be set before the events of House of the Dragon, the only Game of Thrones spinoff to make it to air so far, itself a prequel to Game of Thrones. The new series will be centered on House Targaryen’s brutal conquest of Westeros, led by Aegon Targaryen and aided by his sister wives, Visenya and Rhaenys, and their formidable dragons. Aegon’s Conquest was a massive success, as he was able to wrest control and unite six of the Seven Kingdoms, with the lone holdout being the southernmost kingdom of Dorne.
While House of the Dragon has been a qualified success for HBO, they’ve been very careful about which Game of Thrones spinoffs they push all the way across the finish line. The next in line is A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, which is based on George R. R. Martin’s “Dunk and Egg” novellas and is set to go into production this year.
There have been a slew of potential GoT spinoffs that have come and gone, but considering Aegon’s Conquest has been one of the stories that has stayed afloat at HBO, there’s some cause for optimism the Targaryens will become the first family of Westeros to get two series of their own.
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Featured image: “House of the Dragon.” Photograph by Courtesy HBO