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'Game of Thrones' Prequel Is Possible

George R.R. Martin says earlier work could become TV show

March 22, 2013 11:15 AM ET
George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin
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Game of Thrones prequel could be in the works, according to series creator George R. R. Martin, who told IGN there are talks of turning his Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas – which also take place in Westeros, but 100 years before the events of Game of Thrones – into a TV show.

"We have been playing with the idea of doing those as prequels," Martin said. "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."

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Martin, who also has a development deal with HBO, revealed some ideas he's been working on for the network, including a science fiction show and a historical drama (though, as he noted, development is always a bit of a crapshoot).

"The trick is, I have to find another David Benioff and Dan Weiss," Martin added, referring to the two Game of Thrones showrunners. "Because while I can come up with the ideas and the concepts for the show, I'm not in a position to write them because I have 3,000 more pages of the books to write, and that has to remain my top priority."

You can check out the trailer for the third season of Game of Thrones here; the show returns March 31st on HBO.

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