George R.R. Martin recently spilled some beans about the future of Game of Thrones, and it’s looking animated! In his blog post on New Year’s Eve, he couldn’t hide his excitement about several animated spinoffs brewing in the Game of Thrones universe. While these ideas are still waiting for a green light from HBO, Martin seems hopeful. Originally, there were four animated projects on the table, but sadly, two got shelved. The good news? Work on the other two is moving along nicely.
One of these projects is especially intriguing – ‘Nine Voyages.’ It’s all about the Sea Snake, Corlys Velaryon’s epic journeys across Essos. Martin thinks switching this from live-action to animation is a smart move. Imagine the cost of filming those seafaring adventures and creating new ports every week – from Driftmark to Qarth! Animation makes it way easier to bring this vast world to life.
Martin, always a realist, reminds us that nothing in Hollywood is set in stone. But if these animated shows do take off, he’s determined to make them as captivating as his current Netflix favorite, ‘Blue Eye Samurai.’
Besides ‘Nine Voyages,’ there’s buzz about other Game of Thrones spinoffs. ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight‘ is one to watch out for. It’ll dive into the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg, a whole century before the events we know. And let’s not forget the Kit Harington-led Jon Snow spinoff and a story about Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros.
In Hollywood, things can change in a flash, but Martin’s updates have definitely got fans talking. Even if we don’t see Steve Toussaint reprising his role as the Sea Snake in ‘Nine Voyages,’ he’s keen to be involved somehow. With so much potential, these animated spinoffs could be the next big thing for Game of Thrones fans. Fingers crossed, we get to see Westeros in a whole new light!
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