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George R.R. Martin confirms 10,000 Ships and The Sea Snake have not been cancelled




Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon recently finished its Season 1 quite successfully. HBO recently greenlit another Game of Thrones spinoff; A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. And there are more projects at work, stemming from the GOTverse or the Martinverse, whichever way you prefer to call it. Despite several rumors post the big changes at WB, two of the spinoffs previously thought to have been canceled are still in the works.

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Martin says Game of Thrones spinoffs 10,000 Ships and The Sea Snake are still in development

The Game of Thrones author wrote on his blog Not A Blog, “Way back in the summer of 2016, when HBO first started thinking about GAME OF THRONES spinoffs, I pitched them two ideas: the Dance of the Dragons, which in due time became HOUSE OF THE DRAGON… and Dunk & Egg. That was seven years ago. (I can hardly believe it myself). The lesson there is that development takes time. I see all these stories on the net about other spinoffs being killed or abandoned… no idea where they get this stuff… and it just makes me shake my head.”

“The Nymeria show is still in development. So is the Sea Snake show. Just had a great week on that one, working with writers. And there are others, both live action and animated. How many will get the greenlight like Dunk & Egg? Impossible to say. How long will it take? It depends. No one knows for sure. When I was in grade school, there was a cop show that ended every week with, “There are eight million stories in The Naked City. This has been one of them.” And that was only New York City. Westeros and Essos are a lot bigger, with even more stories. We just need time to tell them.”


What are The Sea Snake and 10,000 ships about?

The Sea Snake is a prequel series based on the adventures of Corlys Velaryon a.k.a. the Sea Snake, known as the greatest seafarer in the history of A Song of Ice and Fire’s Seven Kingdoms. It is reportedly the furthest along in development, after House of The Dragon. Corlys Velaryon will be played by Steve Toussaint in House of The Dragon, which makes one wonder if he will reprise the role in the prequel or if there will be a connection between the two prequels.

Set about 1,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, 10,000 ships narrates the story of Princess Nymeria, an ancestor of House Martell who founded Dorne. Amanda Segel, co-exec producer on Hulu’s Helstrom, has been tapped to helm and write the spinoff show. According to Martin, the working title of this spinoff is named after the military move in which Nymeria ordered all her ships to be burned after her army traveled from Essos to Dorne so turning back was not an option.

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