Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has admitted that he would like to develop a TV series that would serve as prequels to the current show.
Speaking to IGN at the premiere of Game of Thrones series 3, Martin – who recently signed a deal with HBO to develop other shows for the channel – revealed the proposed prequels would be based on stories he has previously been working on.
“I have been writing for a number of years a series of novellas set in the same world, the world of Westeros, but a hundred years earlier, about two characters called Dunk and Egg. And I published three of those novellas, The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, and I have in mind about nine or ten more novellas about the adventures of Dunk and Egg.
“So we have been playing with the idea of doing those as prequels. They would be prequels, in a sense, they’re a hundred years earlier but in the same world. They’re somewhat lighter in tone than the main series, a little more adventurous. But my fans love them and I love the two characters too, and it all ties into Westeros history.”
Of course, this is nothing more than speculation at the moment. While it would be great to see these stories make it to screen one day, there are a lot of discussions to be had between now and then. But who knows, maybe one day Martin can bring these characters to life on the screen.