Game of Thrones Animated Spin-Offs: George R. R. Martin recently praised the animated series “Blue Eye Samurai” in a blog post and, inspired by it, shared news about his upcoming animation projects. The details of Martin’s animation ventures are yet to be out, generating anticipation among fans and industry followers.
Current Status of Game of Thrones Animated Spin-off
“‘Blue Eye Samurai’s’ very much its own thing, and it is magnificent,” Martin wrote. “Even if you don’t normally watch animation, give it a try. It’s terrific. If you like my own stuff, I think you’ll love it.” The writer then talked about the current status of his work. “As it happens, HBO and I have our own animated projects, set in the world of ‘A Song Of Ice & Fire.’ None of them have been greenlit yet, but I think we are getting close to taking the next step with a couple of them.”
George R. R. Martin shared that he had been working on four animated series pitches with HBO. This news was initially reported by Variety in 2021. Martin provided additional details, mentioning that there were multiple writers’ rooms, scripts, and outlines developed for these projects. Regrettably, two out of the four projects were put on hold, as Martin phrased it. In addition to working on the two remaining animated projects, George R. R. Martin announced that his previously revealed Sea Snake series will also be transitioning to the animated format.
“We have moved ‘Nine Voyages,’ our series about the legendary voyages of the Sea Snake, over from live-action to animation. A move I support fully. Budgetary constraints would likely have made a live-action version prohibitively expensive, what with half the show taking place at sea, and the necessity of creating a different port every week, from Driftmark to Lys to the Basilisk Isles to Volantis to Qarth to… well, on and on and on. There’s a whole world out there. And we have a lot better chance of showing it all with animation. So we now have three animated projects underway.”
The details regarding the names and plots of the two mysterious animated series George R. R. Martin is working on remain undisclosed. Over the years, several Game of Thrones animated spinoff projects have been rumored or reported, including ones centered around “Flea Bottom” and the “10,000 Ships” series. In April, Variety reported the development of a prequel about Aegon I Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros and the order of the ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’ series. Whether any of these projects align with the animated shows Martin is referring to remains to be seen. Time will reveal more details about these upcoming animated ventures.
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