Producing a Game of Thrones spin-off for HBO Max seems to have been a tougher task than expected, with many of the many multi-million dollar concepts and projects that have been submitted, the latest details of which were revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, have been rejected.
The report revealed that at least 15 concepts for potential derivative series have been floated, some of which are even stranger than expected. It seems that even HBO thought of making a movie featuring the seven gods of Westeros in a way similar to the superhero movies. But that idea didn’t get very far, according to THR’s source.
Other concepts that were also introduced include:
- The Destruction of Valeria, with a screenplay by Max Bornstein, author of Kong: Skull Island
- A story about the warrior queen Nymeria, by Brian Helgeland, author of LA Confidential
- Aegon Targaryen’s invasion of Westeros, with the famous warrior depicted as a “drunk clumsy”
- Series based on the novels Tales of Dunk and Egg by George Martin
And the idea that got even further before it was canceled would have featured The Long Night. HBO eventually accepted the idea that House of the Dragon, based on Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, would feature the Targaryen Civil War, known as Dance of the Dragons.
It is noteworthy that the series House of the Dragon will be shown on August 21, 2022. In addition to a series with subsequent events about the character of Jon Snow, is also in production.