Today we got our first update in a while on HBO’s long-awaited game of thrones spin-off series Dragon House. Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max, has confirmed that the series has wrapped production, which means we’re closer than ever to knowing the release date.
In addition to talking about Dragon HouseBloys also dropped some new details about the other thrones spinoffs that HBO has in the pipeline. The network has explored all of its options when it comes to expanding the phenomenal success of game of thrones. He is currently developing many spin-offs, including 9 trips / Sea serpent (which details the travels of Dragon House character Corlys Velaryon in his youth), 10,000 ships and the Dunk & Egg Tales. And those are just the ones we know about!
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That being said, just because a spinoff is in development doesn’t mean HBO will make it a show, as we found out with the cancellation. Moon of blood prequel and scrapped Chips background series. Talk to DeadlineBloys discussed HBO’s strategy when it comes to the thrones spin off :
It’s like any development process. Some look really good. Some we will see. We are not going to manufacture everything. I have no mandate that I have to do a certain number of spin-offs or prequels or anything like that. We really do it based on what we are creatively passionate about. I wouldn’t even tease you… [that] we might see something this year because I really don’t know, it depends on how development happens.
HBO has more than live-action spinoffs in the works, though; it was also reported last year that they were developing several animations game of thrones projects. Bloys also weighed in on those. “Again, I think a lot of it was heralded as a speculative development…a very embryonic development. I don’t even know to tell you the truth that we have a writer attached or something,” he said. “The nice thing is that because we control the property, you can kind of try different things and see what’s exciting without having to commit…so we’ll let creativity guide us.
Thinking about how Disney hammered us with so many star wars and wonder shows it’s getting harder and harder to care about them, or how Netflix announced three spinoffs for the witcher before its second season airs, or how there are about 30,000 star trek shows on air or in the works, and I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the way HBO is approaching its game of thrones spin off. They could do the same thing ; they know we would all try to at least watch what they post, but instead they let “creativity rule”. Artistic integrity is priceless, and while it remains to be seen whether Dragon House can live up to high expectations, for now at least we are optimistic.
Dragon House will premiere on HBO and HBO Max this year. As soon as a release date is announced, we’ll share it across the Seven Kingdoms.
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