An animated ‘Game of Thrones’ drama is reportedly in the early stages of development at HBO Max.
Meetings with writers for the adult-leaning project, which would be similar in tone to HBO’s Emmy-winning flagship, are already under way. No deals have been made and there’s still a possibility that the animated series never comes to fruition.
HBO is currently prepping the ‘Game of Thrones’ live-action prequel series ‘House of the Dragon,’ which is slated to debut in 2022. That show will document the buildup to the Targaryen civil war in Westeros that is known as the Dance of Dragons. The drama starring Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith will begin production in the spring.
It has been a high priority at WarnerMedia to expand the Game of Thrones world since the mothership series ended in 2019. There are reportedly multiple projects set within the world of Westeros that Martin created in the works currently, including a live-action take on Martin’s novella series ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ for HBO proper.
The fact that the animated series is being set up at streamer HBO Max rather than HBO indicates that WarnerMedia has plans to turn Game of Thrones into a major media franchise across multiple platforms.