An Animated Game of Thrones series is in the early stages of development at HBO Max, The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday. Executives at HBO Max, owned by AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia, have started holding meetings with writers about a possible animated Game of Thrones series for an adult audience, the publication said. An HBO spokesperson had no comment on the report.
Game of Thrones, based on novels by George R.R. Martin, became a global phenomenon and won 12 Emmy awards, including the top prize of best drama series. The show ended its run on HBO in 2019. Executives have been working to develop new programming in the franchise as they compete with Walt Disney Co, Netflix Inc, and others vying for streaming viewers.
HBO Max already has multiple DC Comics shows in the works, including the ‘Peacemaker’ series starring John Cena as a spinoff of the upcoming James Gunn ‘Suicide Squad’ film as well as a ‘Green Lantern’ series from Greg Berlanti. JJ Abrams is also plotting a ‘Justice League Dark’ series for the streaming platform. There is also a series inspired by ‘The Shining’ that Abrams and Bad Robot are prepping, as well as a ‘Dune’ spinoff show about the Bene Gesserit. (ANI)