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Ten Thousand Ships is a potential Game of Thrones prequel series in development at HBO.

Overview

Set roughly one thousand years before the War of the Five Kings, the story follows Princess Nymeria of the Rhoynar after her people are defeated in a devastating war with the Valyrian dragonlords (ancestors of House Targaryen), and she rallies the survivors to flee Essos in a refugee fleet of "ten thousand ships" in search of a new home. Their journey takes them to many different lands around the Summer Sea, from the dinosaur-infested jungles of Sothoryos to the tropical paradise of the Summer Isles, before they finally migrate to Dorne, becoming the ancestors of the modern Dornishmen and House Martell.

History

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.[1] 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."[2]

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).

See also

References

  1. Deadline, May 25, 2021
  2. Random Updates and Bits o’ News, GRRM, Not A Blog, March 9, 2022
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