The first Game Of Thrones prequel series is officially moving forward at HBO, but one of the planned five prequels has been cancelled, franchise creator George R.R. Martin revealed on his blog:
As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead.
Martin reiterates that despite one prequel being cancelled, the other three remain in contention alongside the already-ordered pilot:
Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.
Game Of Thrones concludes its 8-season run in 2019. No date has been set yet for the first prequel series, should it be ordered to series.
Stay tuned as we continue to oversee the passing of Game Of Thrones, and the cancel/renew status of all follow-up shows…