George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series and Game of Thrones has just signed a major five-year deal with HBO and HBO Max, meaning more content is about to come from the premium media company! According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a five year deal worth “mid-eight figures”.
Game Of Thrones‘ final season was not viewed as favorably by fans, however, Game Of Thrones throughout it’s runtime of 8 years was a massive hit for HBO.
Although the show ended in 2019, a prequel series , House of the Dragon, which takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin ‘s 2019 book Fire and Blood has been announced. Interestingly, of all the Game Of Thrones related series in the works, House of The Dragon is the only one that has so far been green lit and will go into production next month.
House of The Dragon will debut on HBO Max with a 10-episode first season showtime in 2022.
Other shows are also in the works with Martin developing series for HBO based on the novels Who Fears Death and Roadmarks.
Besides the shows that are on the list of projects to be added to the Game Of Thrones universe there are also rumors that have been circling around about a possible animated show for HBO Max.
How successful was Game of Thrones’ first season?
Martin’s famous A Song of Ice and Fire series was eyed on by HBO Productions and eventually bought by the latter in 2007, with the fantasy series airing on their US premium cable channel on April 27, 2011. The show was titled Game of Thrones and it ran weekly for ten episodes, each episode an hour long. The series was renewed shortly after the first episode aired.
As we all know, Martin’s masterful work was an instant hit. The first season of Game of Thrones was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards, winning two of those nominations- Opening title credits and Best Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage.
By the end of 2016, all seasons up to season 6 of the show had aired on HBO and all seasons had been released for home viewing on DVD and Blu-ray.