Some New Game Of Thrones TV Shows Have Been "Shelved," GRRM Says

Some of the "successor shows" to follow Game of Thrones have been put on the backburner.


Author George R.R. Martin has confirmed that some of the upcoming Game of Thrones TV shows in the works are not moving ahead, at least not right now. Posting on his Not A Blog, Martin said some of these "successor shows" have been "shelved," though they aren't necessarily dead forever.

In a post detailing his upcoming projects, Martin said he continues to develop new Game of Thrones shows with HBO. As is always the case with TV development, some shows are "moving faster than others" and some are moving slower, or stopped entirely. "

"None have been greenlit yet, though we are hoping… maybe soon. A couple have been shelved, but I would not agree that they are dead. You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf," he said.

Martin went on to say that the recent changes at HBO Max have "impacted us, certainly." Martin is likely referring to the recent shakeup at Warner Bros. Discovery, the media giant that runs HBO Max.

When a project is in development, that doesn't mean it will be seen through to release, and that seems to have been the case with a few Game of Thrones successor shows, though Martin did not name them outright.

Some of the upcoming Game of Thrones successor show ideas in the works include Ten Thousand Ships, Sea Snake, and The Hedge Knight/Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. There is also a Jon Snow TV show in the works with Kit Harington set to come back in the lead role. But again, none of these projects have been greenlit, and as Martin said, some have been "shelved."

HBO filmed a Game of Thrones prequel TV series featuring Naomi Watts and then canceled it after spending $30 million on the pilot.

One Game of Thrones series that is going ahead is House of the Dragon, which is coming back for a second season at some point in the future. Filming will begin early 2023.

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