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Despite the clunker of an ending that Game of Thrones concluded with, HBO is still working hard to bring us all more. The studio has three new ideas in the works adding to its already planned House of the Dragon series. All three series are in early production under working titles, so it’s possible for none of them to make it our screens, much like the scrapped Naomi Watts prequel series.

One project currently titled 9 Voyages is being developed by Rome creator Bruno Heller. The series is actually a spin-off of the upcoming House of the Dragon spin-off as it will be about Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake, the Lord of the Tides, and head of House Velaryon. Steve Toussaint will play the character once shooting begins on House of the Dragon, but it’s a bold move to get to work on a spin-off for a character that no one has even become attached to yet in the Game of Thrones canon.

The next project has the working title 10,000 Ships and would focus on Dorne, the sand-filled country to the south of Westeros. It would take place nearly 1,000 years before Game of Thrones, making it the oldest prequel by far, and focus on the warrior queen Princess Nymeria. Dorne kind of got the short stick in the original series, so heading back there could be interesting.

Finally, the third project is a little less grand in scale as it takes place in Flea Bottom, a crime-ridden slum in King’s Landing. There’s no word on what era the show would take place in, but it could function as a smaller-scale series that steers away from the high and mighty of Westeros and focuses in on the smaller folks.

This is on top of the Dunk and Egg series that HBO has been reportedly working on as well and a possible animated Game of Thrones show that’s in the works.

The question is — are people still excited for Game of Thrones? HBO and WarnerMedia obviously are as they try to bolster up their HBO Max content library, but with the negative response to the final season and a long gap between its conclusion and any new content, will people still tune in?

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is a film critic with more than a decade of experience reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He runs the website Flixist.com and will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.

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