HBO announced it was developing four different “Game of Thrones” prequel or “successor show” ideas.
The first series, an untitled show about the Age of Heroes, was ordered for a pilot last month.
Now a new unconfirmed report says a second show in development is about the Doom of Valyria.
The Doom of Valyria makes sense as a setting for a prequel when connected to author George R.R. Martin’s coming fake-history series “Fire and Blood.”
But for now, this report remains unverified by HBO.
An new report on a second “Game of Thrones” prequel series set around the Doom of Valyria is turning heads among fans. According to the “Game of Thrones” fan-led Wikipedia site moderator known as “The Dragon Demands,” HBO is in the early stages of production on another prequel series.
The news is based on a single anonymous source mentioned on the “Game of Thrones” Wiki page. A representative for HBO declined to provide additional comment when contacted by INSIDER.
According to the unverified report, the second series has a working title (“Empire of Ash”) and will be based on writings from “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin regarding the Doom of Valyria.
What is the Doom of Valyria and how would it link to “Game of Thrones”?
Tyrion Lannister and Ser Jorah Mormont visited Valyria on the fifth season of “Game of Thrones.” The city was in ruins and overrun with Stone Men (people who had been infected with greyscale and quarantined there).
In his books, Martin has been intentionally vague about cause of the cataclysmic events that led to Valyria’s destruction, though the description in “A Dance With Dragons” makes it sound like an earthquake and volcanic eruption and magical disaster all in one:
“It was written that on the day of Doom every hill for five hundred miles had split asunder to fill the air with ash and smoke and fire, blazes so hot and hungry that even the dragons in the sky were engulfed and consumed. Great rents had opened in the earth, swallowing palaces, temples, entire towns.
Lakes boiled or turned to acid, mountains burst, fiery fountains spewed molten rock a thousand feet into the air, red clouds rained down dragonglass and the black blood of demons, and to the north the ground splintered and collapsed and fell in on itself and an angry sea came rushing in.”
But the Doom is also connected to a family any “Game of Thrones” fan knows well: House Targaryen.
Here’s what “The Dragon Demands” reported: “It is also the story of the origins of House Targaryen, a minor family of dragon-lords in old Valyria who rose to prominence by fleeing to Westeros just before the Doom — leaving them with the world’s only living dragons.”
Evidence for “Empire of Ash” being a real possibility from HBO
“The Dragon Demands” reported a lot of detail about this prequel idea, including that HBO had allegedly brought on scholar and author Reza Aslan.
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