Game Of Thrones Exploring A New Prequel Based On Aegon Targaryen s’ Conquest
Game of Thrones and prequels, yes to that, please!
When it comes to the source material, few TV shows can compete with Game of Thrones as the series based on George R. R. Martin s’ books encapsulate a massive world.
Keeping aside the possible content the showrunners can produce, fans of Game of Thrones have been accustomed to some form of content each year.
Be it the original series which ran for eight seasons (2011 to 2019), or spin-offs Game of Thrones has a large fanbase that still wishes for new adaptions, and it looks like it could be a possibility.
According to an exclusive report from Variety, HBO is in discussion for producing a prequel featuring the exploits of Aegon I Targaryen during his Conquest of the Seven Kingdoms.
The report goes on to state that while the project is still in its early stages with no writers involved, HBO is keen to move forward and get into development.
Apart from a prequel, there could also be a feature film produced by HBO and Warner Bros.
To reiterate, this is an exclusive article, not an official piece of information from HBO itself, have declined to comment.
We have already got a spin-off series in the form of House of Dragons, and HBO seems keen to ride the hype train of the Targaryen Dynasty.
Aegon s’ Conquest is a massive section in Game of Thrones history and is also quite popular among the fans.
Additionally, there have been strong indications of a Jon Snow spin-off series in which writer George R.R. Martin and actor Kit Harington are personally at the helm of it.
Despite the mixed reception of Season 8, Game of Thrones is a massive cash cow, and it is not a surprise that HBO is looking to build a multiverse linking different characters from series and books.
WHAT IS THE AEGON I TARGARYEN S’ CONQUEST ALL ABOUT?
Aegon I Targaryen s’ Conquest takes place 600 years before the happenings of Game of Thrones and 300 years before the House of Dragons.
After escaping the doom of Valyria, Aegon, along with his sister-wives Rhaenys and Visenya, crossed the narrow sea. They settled on Dragonstone, an island
just off Westeros, and for generations, they stayed there, trading in the Narrow Sea while meddling in eastern politics, but when Aegon became Lord of Dragonstone, his interest was Westeros.
Westeros at that time was ruled by different Kings with big armies and strong allies, but Aegon had dragons.
Aegon mounted the greatest and fiercest dragon ever to live, Balerion the Black Dread, while Rhaenys rode Meraxes and Visenya rode Vhagar. They raised a small army and landed on Westeros.
At the place where they landed, the mouth of the Blackwater River, Aegon built a small fort called Aegonfort.
Rhaenys and Visenya went and took over the nearby small castles of Stokeworth and Rosby, which was easy because they had dragons.
The lords of Duskendale and Maidenpool gathered an army and marched on Aegon with three thousand men, but Aegon quickly destroyed them with his dragon.
But this was just the beginning: Aegon, along with his sisters, conquered all of Westeros, from small castles to an entire kingdom.
The lords and kings who opposed Aegon were burnt alive or slain, and Aegon rewarded those who bent the knee with high titles.
Within two years, Aegon unified the Seven Kingdoms and forever cemented his legacy as Aegon the Conqueror.
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Aegon I Targaryen s’ Conquest is one of the most requested prequels by Game of Thrones fans, and it looks like HBO is serious about it.