Game of Thrones boss confirms cancelled spinoff is being revived

george r r martin
GoT boss says cancelled spinoff is being revivedJeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has confirmed that previously-cancelled spin-off series Ten Thousand Ships is being revived.

The show, which takes place 1,000 years before Game of Thrones, focuses on Princess Nymeria, the founder of Dorne and an ancestor to House Martell.

The show was among the ideas being explored following the conclusion of the main series five years ago, though it appeared that the series had been quietly shelved.

george rr martin
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Related: House of the Dragon season 2 review: Does it live up to expectations?

However, Martin has now shared a new update on his blog, revealing that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eboni Booth is working on a pilot for the series.

"She’s an amazingly talented young playwright, and a joy to work with," he wrote.

"When not writing and producing her prize-winning plays on- and off-Broadway, she has been kept busy by me and HBO, working on a new pilot for Ten Thousand Ships, a Game of Thrones spinoff about Nymeria and the Rhoynar.

george r r martin
Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

Related: House of the Dragon season 2 gets impressive 91% Rotten Tomatoes score

"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."

Game of Thrones has so far produced one spin-off, House of the Dragon, which focuses on House Targaryen and is due to return for its second season this weekend.

A second spin-off, entitled The Hedge Knight, is also in the works, which follows the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg.

emma d'arcy, house of the dragon, season 2

Related: Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin slams writers for adaptations

Martin recently teased a "much different tone" to the series, while also revealing that most auditions had been done.

"The Hedge Knight will be a lot shorter than Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon, with a much different tone... but it's still Westeros, so no one is truly safe," he wrote on his blog.

"The show will make its debut next year... and if it does well, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight will follow. By which time I hope to have finished some more Dunk & Egg stories (yes, after I finish The Winds of Winter)."

Game of Thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. House of the Dragon airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

You Might Also Like