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HBO Considering Two More Game Of Thrones Animated Shows And Cancels A Live-Action Prequel - Report

A new report sheds some light on the future of Game of Thrones.


According to a new report, HBO Max is considering developing two additional Game of Thrones animated shows, beyond the one we already know about. The same report also mentions that one of the Game of Thrones live-action prequel shows that was reported on is not moving ahead.

The two additional animated shows are described by The Hollywood Reporter as being "potential" in nature and not necessarily confirmed to be seen through to release. One of them, The Golden Empire of Yi Ti, is set in Yi Ti, which is a region of Essos that was never explored in the original show. The setting is inspired by Imperial China. Lord Corlys Velaryon from the upcoming show House of the Dragon sailed to Yi Ti, but the region has never been fully explored on screen.

THR's story had no details on what the other Game of Thrones animated show might be. Outside of that, the same story mentioned that one of the live-action Game of Thrones concepts, Flea Bottom, is no longer moving ahead at HBO. It was billed as a story that would focus on the slum at King's Landing. But it never got off the ground and HBO never even confirmed its existence.

House of the Dragon remains the one and only live-action Game of Thrones spin-off that is set to be released. It tells the story of the Targaryen Civil War and features Emma D'Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Other live-action prequel concepts are being considered, too, including 10,000 Ships (which focuses on queen Nymeria) and 9 Voyages (which tells the story of Velaryon). Neither of these shows have been officially announced, however, and they remain only concepts.

HBO boss Casey Bloys recently discussed the network's plans for Game of Thrones spin-offs. He said people incorrectly assume that a show being in development means it's actually being produced. This is not true.

"The good news about Game of Thrones is kind of that everything you do becomes news. Any script that is developed, or any idea that is pitched becomes news… and people assume that they are in production," Bloys said. "The only Game of Thrones show in production is House of the Dragon. We have various other scripts in development, and like everything else we will make a decision based on scripts, what stories we like. So there is nothing else green-lit at the moment, but a lot of interesting development."

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