On Wednesday, news broke that Bryan Cogman, a veteran producer of HBO's Game of Thrones, is now working on the show's fifthprequel series, which George R.R. Martin announced back in May. But a Cogman and Martin team-up could equal success for the network, since Martin IS Game of Thrones and Cogman has been around since the beginning of the show. There's now a fifth Game of Thrones spin-off in development - which is made all the sillier by the fact that only one will get made.
Martin went on to give more details about Cogman's participation, revealing that the series he will be working on is an adaptation and is set during a "very exciting" era of Westeros.
We get the feeling the fifth show is about this guy.
Co-executive producer of the worldwide phenomenon will be working closely with author of the franchise George RR Martin on another prequel series, according to Entertainment Weekly. In case you're not aware of Cogman, he is the man who has worked on the show in a few capacities over the years.
From the 5 reported prequels, only one would likely get clearance to air, and even then the prequel would be released at least a year after the end of the current Game of Thrones.
"Game of Thrones" show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have already declined to be involved with any of the spinoff series so HBO has hired an all-star writing room to develop the potential replacements for the show once the final season has wrapped. Martin further said that he and Cogman will be co-creating the successor show and that the two will be working together "every step of the way". "All in good time", Martin wrote.
"Rather than "spinoff" or 'prequel, ' however, I prefer the term 'successor show.' That's what I've been calling them".
Outside of the circle of people working on the projects, there is nearly absolutely no information as to what the new series may entail, with details on when or where they will take place and what characters the shows will focus on being held by HBO as closely-guarded secrets. Not bad, but not the greatness I expected having watched the show.Now I'm about 770 pages into the second book, and it makes me sleepy nearly every time I pick it up.I'm not a fan of George R.R. Martin's writing style, which seems, like the show, slow and drawn out.