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Sport of Thrones creator George RR Martin has given followers a hopeful replace on a spin-off collection that was regarded as lifeless.

The creator, 75, has introduced {that a} pilot episode for Ten Thousand Ships is at the moment in growth at HBO – three years after it was initially shut down.

The collection, which takes place a millennium earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, was first reported to be within the works again in 2021 earlier than HBO scrapped the challenge solely.

In a blog post shared to his website, Martin congratulated American author Eboni Sales space on profitable a Pulitzer Prize for her 2023 play Major Belief.

He went on to verify {that a} pilot for Ten Thousand Ships is in growth at HBO, and is being written by Sales space herself.

Martin heralded Sales space, 43, as “an amazingly gifted younger playwright, and a pleasure to work with”.

“When not writing and producing her prize-winning performs on and off Broadway, she has been saved busy by me and HBO, engaged on a brand new pilot for TEN THOUSAND SHIPS, a GAME OF THRONES spin-off about Nymeria and the Rhoynar,” he mentioned.

Martin joked: “We’re all very enthusiastic about this one… although we’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine how we’re going to pay for ten thousand ships, 300 dragons, and people large turtles.”

George RR Martin
George RR Martin (Getty Photos)

The collection will observe Princess Nymeria, an ancestor of Home Martell (the home to whom Pedro Pascal’s Sport of Thrones character, Oberyn, additionally belongs) and founding father of the dominion of Dorne.

After the pilot was scrapped in 2021, author Brian Helgeland mentioned the script he wrote “got here out nice” and in contrast the pilot episode to The Sinbad movies, Homer’s The Odyssey, and the biblical story of Moses.

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“It got here out nice, however I believe they felt the interval of my present was too far faraway from the pillars of the unique,” Helgeland defined.  “That’s why it hasn’t been picked up but, however nothing is ever lifeless.”

Indira Varma with Pedro Pascal in 'Game of Thrones'
Indira Varma with Pedro Pascal in ‘Sport of Thrones’ (HBO)

Sport of Thrones followers wouldn’t have lengthy to attend for the second season of spin-off collection Home of the Dragon, with the primary episode of season two launched on HBO and Sky Atlantic on Monday (17 June).

Early opinions of season two, which sees a struggle brewing between Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), have been overwhelmingly optimistic.

In a four-star assessment for The Unbiased, Louis Chilton wrote: “Whether or not this season could have the identical sense of construct [as its first outing], the identical panache for a pay-off, stays to be seen. But it surely appears these dragons nonetheless have loads of hearth left in them.”

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