"Game of Thrones" finished its epic run in May, but the franchise – as opposed to many of the HBO hit's deceased characters – appears to have plenty of life left in it.
HBO is nearing a pilot deal for a prequel series that would be set three centuries before "GoT" and would focus on the decline of House Targaryen.
Deadline first reported the news, which was confirmed by a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to speak publicly.
The project is from George R.R. Martin, best-selling author of the book series on which "GoT" is based, and Ryan Condal ("Colony").
Martin suggested in May on his blog that readers could get hints about the project by reading his novel "Fire & Blood." The book is described as a Targaryen history and is set 300 years before the events of "GoT," which featured one of the family's most famous descendants, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
He wouldn't reveal the plot of the new project, but wrote: "Maybe some of you should pick up a copy of 'Fire & Blood' and come up with your own theories."
Another potential prequel series already is in the works, having completed taping of the pilot in Ireland earlier this year.
That project, which is in post-production, stars Naomi Watts and is set thousands of years before the original. During remarks at the Television Critics Association in July, HBO program chief Casey Bloys said the filmed dailies look "really good."
这部剧正处于后期制作阶段，由娜奥米·沃茨主演，故事发生在原著的数千年前。HBO项目负责人Casey Bloys 7月份在电视评论家协会提到该剧时说拍摄效果“真的很不错”。