Game of Thrones: An animated series would be in project at HBO Max
Side adaptations, it seems that the animated series drawn from flagship sagas are on the rise. Yesterday, we learned in particular that Lara Croft, heroine of the saga Tomb Raider, will soon be the protagonist of a collaboration between Netflix and Powerhouse, an animation studio for Castlevania. Today, it is HBO that would be focused on a new project based on a now cult series, Game of Thrones.
An animated series based on Game of Thrones would be in preparation at HBO Max according to informed sources of both media. The project would currently have neither scriptwriter nor screenplay, no agreement having yet been signed, the time being for discussions. The SVOD service developed by WarnerMedia refuses to comment on the rumor. Remember that the platform was recently launched in May 2020 in the United States and is currently only available in this territory.
Last week, Variety also exclusively unveiled another adaptation, that of a HBO series based on “Tales of Dunk and Egg“ by George RR Martin. This is a set of short novels that recount the journeys of Ser Duncan the Great, alias Dunk, and Aegon Targaryen, his squire, 90 years before the events recounted in The iron Throne.
At the same time, HBO is focusing its efforts on the House of the Dragon spin-off, set to begin airing in 2022. We will follow the conquest of the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros, based on the tale of Fire & Blood. Events that set their frame about 300 years before those of the series that we know. In the casting, Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) will play King Viserys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy (Hanna) will play the role of his eldest daughter, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) that of his brother Daemon Targaryen. Another known face, that of Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), who will play Alicent Hightower, wife of Viserys but also hand of King Otto Hightower. Ryan Condal (Colony) is showrunner of this 10-episode series. He will be executive producer alongside Miguel Sapochnik, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess and Ron Schmidt, while the production of the first episode will be entrusted to Miguel Sapochnik, already working on six episodes of the GoT series.
In terms of video games, remember that the creator of the fantastic saga, George RR Martin, works alongside From Software on Elden Ring, “the most ambitious game“from Miyazaki according to Phil Spencer. He will mainly take care of creating the lore of this new action-RPG in the third person unveiled in June 2019. A production doomed to be “difficult” and which will take place in the heart of a “vast open world” according to the dad of the Dark Souls series, and director of the Japanese studio, very excited about his new creation: “Working with George RR Martin to create the myth of Elden Ring has been a truly delightful experience and a wonderful source of inspiration. The team works hard to ensure that the world of the Elden Ring is a fascinating place for players to explore, filled with peril and wonder, from the farthest to the deepest. This is a quintessential FromSoftware title, packed with fantasy and RPG action. We sincerely hope you are looking forward to it“.
In detail, we also know that Yuka Kitamura (Bloodborne, Sekiro) will be working on the soundtrack. A project filled with great ambitions, which is for the moment slow to be revealed more fully. An absence that worries the waiting community. But today, Jeff Grubb, a reporter at Venture Beat, seems particularly confident that new information will reach us in the days to come. An enthusiasm shared on Twitter a few hours ago.
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