Game Of Thrones created a legacy for itself, and became one of the most popular fantasy shows ever created. Based on George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel series, the show aired on HBO for eight seasons from 2011 to 2019. While the last season of the show was quite disappointing for the fans, Martin is now said to be developing a stage version of HBO’s smash hit series for Broadway, the West End and Australia. It is being reported that the author is collaborating with British playwright Duncan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke for the Broadway play.
According to reports in The Hollywood Reporter, the Games Of Thrones play will bring back several beloved characters from the original show. It is being said that the play will be set during ‘a pivotal moment in Westeros history, The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place just 16 years before the events in’ Game of Thrones. Simon Painter and Tim Lawson will be backing the stage production.
The official description of the play read, “The play will for the first time take audiences deeper behind the scenes of a landmark event that previously was shrouded in mystery. Featuring many of the most iconic and well-known characters from the series, the production will boast a story centred around love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now.”
Martin also issued a statement talking about the play. An excerpt of his statement read, “The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace. Few in Westeros knew the carnage to come when highborn and smallfolk alike gathered at Harrenhal to watch the finest knights of the realm compete in a great tourney, during the Year of the False Spring. It is a tourney oft referred during HBO’s Game of Thrones, and in my novels, ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’… and now, at last, we can tell the whole story on the stage.”
Apart from Game Of Thrones, the author is also working on five other projects for HBO. House of the Dragon, a prequel set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones is one of the five projects that Martin is working on. The prequel will revolve around House Targaryen, the powerful dynasty that once ruled Westeros. The 10-episode series star Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith.