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This page is about the pitched television series. For the book, see: Ten Thousand Ships (book)

Ten Thousand Ships[1] is a pitched live-action televisions series of the World of Westeros in development at HBO, with a pilot written by Eboni Booth.



Nymeria Ten Thousand Ships

Nymeria during the Rhoynar migration, as depicted in Histories & Lore.

In May 2017, it was announced by HBO that pitch scripts had been ordered for four Game of Thrones successor shows.[5] It was not revealed at the time what these were exactly, but James Hibberd of The Hollywood Reporter stated in July 2022 that Brian Helgeland's script was the Nymeria series.[3]

It was first rumored in March 2021 that a new wave of prequel pitches was being considered by HBO, among which was Nymeria and the 10,000 ships of the Rhoynar. On May 25, 2021, Deadline posted an update not only confirming that the pitch was real, but that it had advanced from a pitch to HBO ordering a pilot script from screenwriter Amanda Segel.[4] It remains to be seen whether HBO will order a pilot episode to be filmed, or at the other extreme, do what they did with House of the Dragon and skip filming the pilot episode to greenlit it straight to series.

On March 9, 2022, George R.R. Martin himself gave an update that the project is proceeding well:

"The other one is TEN THOUSAND SHIPS, the Nymeria series. Amanda Segel, our showrunner, has delivered a couple drafts of that one, and we are forging ahead."[1]

This confirms that Ten Thousand Ships is the actual working title of the project, and that it is specifically spelled out using words not numerals (though this is always subject to change).

Due to Startling Inc. removing Ten Thousand Ships from their development list in October 2022, it has been speculated that the series has been quietly rejected.[6] In December 2022, George R.R. Martin confirmed that some projects had been shelved, but did not specify which.[7] In April 2023, he stated that Ten Thousand Ships is still in development.[8] In June 2024, George stated that playwright Eboni Booth was now "working on" a pilot for Ten Thousand Ships - but he was unclear whether he meant it had advanced from pitch phase to pilot script phase, or if a pilot had been outright "greenlit" to film.[2]


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