Game of Thrones Targaryen history prequel may be coming to HBO

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We're only a little more than a week away from the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, when HBO and the team behind Game of Thrones will most assuredly scoop up an impressive haul of golden statuettes.

Author behind the original series, George R.R. Martin, has already released a book detailing the history of the Targaryens called Fire and Blood, meaning HBO has plenty of source material to work with.

For my money, a series about Aegon's Conquest and the political inner-workings behind Targaryen rule in the Seven Kingdoms is far more exciting than the more ancient history - the origin of the White Walkers and "the Starks of legend" - it seems Bloodmoon will center around.

First reported by Deadline and confirmed separately by Variety, the spin-off would be centred on the Fire & Blood book that focuses on the lineage of Targaryen kings of old, including Aegon the Dragonbane and Aegon the Conqueror.

HBO declined to comment, but we're holding out hope that this one actually comes to fruition.

Martin wrote in a May post on his personal blog that "five different Game of Thrones successor shows" were in development. What are they about? "I can not say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of Fire & Blood and come up with your own theories". The book is not a part of the series A Song of Ice and Fire which became the base of the show Game of Thrones. The Targaryens are plagued with madness throughout their bloodline, and share a close bond with dragons. It would be set only a few hundred years before the events laid out in the now-completed eight-season Game of Thrones and follow the collapse of the dynasty that Daenerys Targaryen belonged to. So far, the pilot for the Naomi Watts starrer has been shot and it is yet to be seen if and when the project will get its series order. "But that's how I am with lots of things in life".

The as-yet untitled project, now in post-production, will also feature Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

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