HBO Revives Game Of Thrones Prequel TV Series ‘Ten Thousand Ships’

According to Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, the Ten Thousand Ships prequel series has been revived at HBO, and the news came in a congratulatory post about Pulitzer Prize winner Ebony Booth (Primary Truth), who was revealed to be working on the show’s pilot with Martin and HBO.

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“Off-Broadway, she has been kept busy by me and HBO, working on a new pilot for Ten Thousand Ships,” wrote Martin in his blog post, “a Game of Thrones spin-off 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.”

300 dragons is the most we’ve heard of from a Game of Thrones-related show, which takes place a millennia before the events of the main plot and revolves around Princess Nymeria journeying from Essos to Dorne, eventually founding the kingdom.

The project was previously ordered by HBO, with writer Brian Helgeland (Mystic River) attached to write the screenplay, but scrapped soon after. HBO declined to comment on the news, but given that the update has come from Game of Thrones‘ creator himself, it’s likely that HBO has silently picked up the project in early development.

Season 2 of Game of Thrones‘ current prequel TV series, House of The Dragon, premieres on 17 June 2024.