The first Game of Thrones spin-off show is House of the Dragon. That’s just a fact. It’s already filming and will be out sometime next year. HBO isn’t going to stop there though — and now, of the several other Thrones-adjacent projects reported to be in the works, one of them has actually hired a writer to work on it, which seems to move it a little bit further up the list.
Deadline reports that Amanda Segel, who produced on Helstrom, The Mist, and Person of Interest, has been hired to write for a project that’s being called “10,000 Ships.” It’s the tale of Princess Nymeria and “the final fatal war between the proud princes of the river and the dragonlords of old Valyria,” according to George R.R. Martin’s blog. News of the show existing at all broke in March, along with other new shows being called (either) “The 9 Voyages” or “Sea Snake,” and “Flea Bottom.” Bruno Heller (Rome, Gotham) was said to be developing “Sea Snake.”
HBO hasn’t confirmed any of this of course, which means any of it can, and probably will, change. But a writer coming on board does make it seem like “10,000 Ships” is a bit more formed in its very early stages than “Flea Bottom,” at least. There’s no telling how much work Heller has done on “Sea Snake.” And don’t forget, there’s also the Tales of Dunk & Egg series and the animated series in development too. Basically, there’s no telling which Game of Thrones project will become a reality next. Just that the race for the third one is heating up like a dragon ready to take out an army.