The Hollywood Reporter magazine noted Tuesday that George RR Martin, the writer behind ‘Game of Thrones‘, will work alongside playwright Duncan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke on this project, which is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
Simon Painter and Tim Lawson will be the producers of this work which, as a great incentive, will bring back some of the most famous characters from the series when narrating the episode known as The Great Tournament of Harrenhal.
According to the chronology of this epic fantasy fiction, this tournament took place about two decades before the story in ‘Game of Thrones’ and was attended by characters such as Ned Stark (Sean Bean in the series) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) .
“Featuring many of the series’ most well-known and iconic characters, this theatrical production will boast of a story centered on love, revenge, madness and the dangers of dealing with a prophecy while revealing secrets and deceptions that had only been hinted at until now, “the official description of the work details.
“The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace”Martin said in a statement.
“Few in Westeros knew of the carnage that was to come when the people of high and low birth gathered at Harrenhal to see the best knights in the realm competing in a great tournament. It is a tournament that is referenced in the series and in my novels. And now, finally, we can tell his full story … on stage, “he added.
The fever does not subside
The news of this play on ‘Game of Thrones’ It comes four days after Martin signed a five-year collaboration agreement with HBO and about $ 50 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter sources.
The writer will be responsible for two new series, ‘Who Fears Death’ and ‘Roadmarks’, that are not linked to ‘Game of Thrones’.
He will also be involved in the multiple spin-off projects underway from ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011-2019), which was a historical television phenomenon and holds the record for the most awarded fiction production in the Emmy (59 awards in total).
The first derivative series, ‘House of the Dragon’, is scheduled to premiere in 2022 with a story inspired by the book ‘Fire & Blood’ (2018) and that delves into the history of the Targaryens.
On the other hand, in January it was learned that HBO I was starting to shape a new prequel which would revolve around the short novels ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’.
And a couple of weeks ago three other projects in development were unveiled: ‘9 Voyages’, about Corlys Velaryon’s maritime voyages; ‘Flea Bottom’, about the poorest neighborhood in King’s Landing; and ‘10,000 Ships’, around Princess Nymeria.
Except ‘House of the Dragon’, to be shot this year, the rest of the projects, including a hypothetical animated series on ‘Game of Thrones’, are in a very premature phase of their development and may not see the light of day.