Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman developing a 5th prequel series

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman developing a 5th prequel series

And though specifics about the project's plot are sparse, Entertainment Weekly notes that Martin has ruled out any storylines dealing with Robert's Rebellion (since the majority of fans already know the major plot points of that war anyway) and his Dunk & Egg tales (which he is now still writing).

What do you think of Bryan Cogman taking on the fifth Game of Thrones prequel? Martin previously mentioned the prequel on his LiveJournal months ago.

The latest project to be confirmed is being written by Bryan Cogman, a writer and producer for Game of Thrones who has been with the project since the very beginning. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and "Thrones" experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, "I don't know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does". He worked as an assistant to Benioff and Weiss. Besides there being no spinoffs, which means any fantasy 'ships that don't come to pass in the series will forever stay in the realm of fanfiction, none of the current cast will reappear in any of these prequels, so don't expect a Jon Snow sideshow.

Cogman will write the second episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 and, all told, will have "written by" credits on 11episodes of the series-including Season 3, Episode 5, which some consider one of the finest Thrones installments overall. His episodes include "The Broken Man", which introduced the steel-hearted Lyanna Mormont in Season 6, and Season 7's tumultuous "Stormborn". While the decision to put Sansa in such a position-one she doesn't have to endure in the books-surely wasn't his alone, Cogman shouldered a lot of the blame in both one-on-one discussions with fans on social media and in an emotional commentary track, which you can hear on the Season 5 DVD/Blu-ray.

The end is nigh for Game of Thrones, but HBO's Song of Ice and Fire will continue far into the future.

There are no details on what we'll see in the prequels, but Martin had something to say about what we won't see back in May. Martin has suggested that possible ideas included Robert's Rebellion or his Dunk & Egg tales. I might give the third book a shot.I've got plenty of time since the final season of the show isn't expected until 2019.

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