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A live-action television series of the World of Westeros based on Aegon's Conquest is being discussed at HBO. Discussion of this project was first rumored in April 2023,[2] but confirmation came on February 9, 2024, when it was revealed that screenwriter Mattson Tomlin is attached to lead the project. As of early 2024 it is still in the pitch phase and hasn't been officially greenlit.[1]

History[]

Rhaenys Aegon Visenya

Aegon Targaryen and his sisters, as depicted in Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms.

The first attempt to pitch a prequel about Aegon's Conquest was made in 2017. In summer 2017, HBO announced that five separate prequel pitches were under consideration, none of which were ultimately greenlit. One was about Aegon's Conquest by Rand Ravich and Far Shariat. Their script portrayed Aegon the Conqueror as "a drunken lout," and was one of the first pitches rejected by HBO.[3]

On April 3, 2023, Variety revealed that a new prequel about Aegon's Conquest was being considered by HBO. Early talks suggested the potential for a feature component to the project, in which HBO and Warner Bros. could release a theatrical film that would lead directly into the series. No writer was mentioned as being attached to the project at the time.[2] Following the straight-to-series order for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, then titled A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, on April 12, 2023, Entertainment Weekly revealed that their sources indicated that the Aegon's Conquest prequel was "not happening at this time."[4]

Mattson Tomlin Fire & Blood

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On February 8, 2024, The Hollywood Reporter disclosed that Mattson Tomlin is attached to the project.[1] Tomlin then confirmed the report to be true on his social media account.[5]

On April 6, 2024, Tomlin tweeted an image featuring a copy of Fire & Blood captioned "⚔️"[6] and replied to it with "I've got a pretty sick job."[7]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Hibberd, Borys Kit (February 8, 2024). ‘Game of Thrones’ Aegon’s Conquest Spinoff in the Works From ‘The Batman Part II’ Writer (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 9, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Game of Thrones' Prequel About Aegon's Conquest Eyed at HBO - Variety
  3. James Hibberd (July 19, 2022). Inside ‘House of the Dragon’: The Epic Mission to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  4. Game of Thrones prequel The Hedge Knight gets series order from HBO | EW.com
  5. Mattson Tomlin X, February 8, 2024
  6. mattson tomlin (@mattsontomlin) (April 6, 2024). ⚔️. X. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  7. mattson tomlin (@mattsontomlin) (April 6, 2024). I've got a pretty sick job.. X. Retrieved April 7, 2024.

Notes[]

  1. The pitch has never been described as animated, thus the assumption is that it is a live-action project.

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