GRRM Blog Updates Status of Prequels for Game of Thrones


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  • Tamara Magdalene
    Tamara Magdalene  4 months back

    I literally feel that I wasted my time on this show for 7 seasons. David Benioff managed to destroy an entire series with one episode. I am looking forward to your take on Season 8 episode 3. The amount of disgust I have for the writing and severe lack of continuity is beyond words. The narrative became pure trash because he wanted to make this the Maisie Williams show.

    • baronessvondengler
      baronessvondengler  4 weeks back

      HolyknightVader999 Nothing could be further from the truth than Martin not wanting his books adapted. He’s the one who set the whole adaptation in motion.

    • Rhaenyra Reigns
      Rhaenyra Reigns  4 months back

      @Alan Pennie
      Likewise. <3

    • Alan Pennie
      Alan Pennie  4 months back

      @Rhaenyra Reigns
      Good to read.

    • Rhaenyra Reigns
      Rhaenyra Reigns  4 months back

      @Alan Pennie
      More like some minutes, but I do try to contribute to the channel by upping the count of comments when time and wit allows.
      It's always good to see you in these times. ^^'

    • Alan Pennie
      Alan Pennie  4 months back

      @Rhaenyra Reigns
      Yep. Great stuff again. You really put in the hours.

  • arthur tanner
    arthur tanner  3 weeks back


    • Terrill Goodwine Jr
      Terrill Goodwine Jr  2 months back

      Its called game of thrones the longest night
      Coming in 2021

      • Just A Regular Guy
        Just A Regular Guy  4 months back

        If Carly Wray is directing, it's going to be Game of Thrones: Sex in the City #MeToo Edition. #FeministsRuinEverything

        • Rhett Willman
          Rhett Willman  4 months back

          Like The Doom of Valeria, tomorrow’s impending doom is upon us when episode six drops. There will be a great depression come Monday.

          • NA NA
            NA NA  4 months back

            it usually customary and shows a modicum of respect to your readers and consumers..... TO FINISH THE DAMN SERIES. before working on prequels and spinoffs... right?!?

            • pacthegreatest
              pacthegreatest  4 months back

              I would love to see Barristan Selmy and Robert Baratheon as young men

              • Bennie Brunink
                Bennie Brunink  4 months back

                The battle of the Starbucks coffee cups ..

                • Pratik Patil
                  Pratik Patil  4 months back

                  Aegon's Conquest.. Thats the one i can get behind!

                  • MOB
                    MOB  4 months back

                    i don't get why these shows are a bad thing? can someone explain it, these events are awesome and a visual representation without d&d could be an amazing gritty tale. I like the idea of seeing more of the world

                    • Malligrub 1
                      Malligrub 1  4 months back

                      Wish GRRM just finished his original story rather than doing multiple other projects and doing the convention circuits. May have saved the TV series from Benioff and Weiss' incompetence

                      • paulzyuan
                        paulzyuan  4 months back

                        Long night could work if it was a prequel combined with a sequel with Tormund and Jon involved showing the NK reborn somehow. Id watch that.

                        • paulzyuan
                          paulzyuan  4 months back

                          The only thing that would work is a sequel with Martin's name attached to it.

                          • Çerastes
                            Çerastes  4 months back

                            @paulzyuan : GRRM said he hasn't finished the books yet. Anyways, they will be completely different. For example the "night king" doesn't even exist in the books.

                          • paulzyuan
                            paulzyuan  4 months back

                            @Çerastes but it is finished. George gave HBO the final notes. Thry just couldnt successfully get the plot from point A to B, but the results are or were the same as George's mind. He.might go back and change the book outcome now. If enough people survive the series, a sequel is possible with George's mind.

                          • Çerastes
                            Çerastes  4 months back

                            Not sure how they could do a sequel to a story that is not finished yet.

                        • Bilis
                          Bilis  4 months back

                          I don't like the idea of prequels, I think those places are interesting because they are mysterious, you know?
                          they should adapt fire and blood or the Blackfire wars, nonetheless, I don't trust Hollywood.

                          • Halo CE Magnum
                            Halo CE Magnum  4 months back

                            I can't believe we're getting the Long night instead of the Dance of Dragons *shakes head*

                            Imagine Aemond Targaryen facing off against Daemon in an epic CGI dragon battle with the Targaryen theme just blaring my TV speakers out. But that being said, I'm not sure I trust HBO writers with such a complex story.

                            • Judah Earl
                              Judah Earl  4 months back

                              'Blood purity' and 'Diverse' are already setting off alarms.

                              • meghan belhumeur
                                meghan belhumeur  4 months back

                                I'm hoping for Princess & the Queen (Dance of Dragons) or Aegon the Conqueror! 👍

                                • Just Some Random Person
                                  Just Some Random Person  4 months back

                                  I’m hyped for the valyria prequel it sounds interesting

                                  • Atilio Archilochus
                                    Atilio Archilochus  4 months back

                                    At this point im pretty sure any prequel they do is gonna be ridiculous and fail tremendously.

                                    • R DS
                                      R DS  4 months back

                                      As they say,, FUck GRRM. I'm glad the HBO show is diving into shit and the normies are finally realizing it. GRRM deserves a fair share of the blame besides D&D as he hasn't finished his bloody series.

                                      • Sam C 95
                                        Sam C 95  4 months back

                                        Thank you, you spoke my mind. Since I heard about the successor show ideas I've only been excited for Valyria (moreso than season 8 actually!).

                                        The Long Night is going to be the same story as GoT and will ruin the fairy tale myths and legends view of the Long Night/Age of Heroes that us the readers and the asoiaf characters have of it. Either they will make the story the same as the fairy tales we know about it which is unrealistic and boring, or they will show us how it Actually happened (the events that became the current day asoiaf legends of the Long Night) which will take away from the legends we all know as legends (the last hero/Azor Ahai/Bran the Builder etc).

                                        Valyria currently is just one massive mystery - they were more advanced and magical and all died mysteriously, and that's it. A spin-off for this is ideal - reveals new things without changing our perception of the world of ice and fire. It can be complex and political, keeping a fantasy element without being another "all out bad guy coming to kill everyone" story like GoT. And I love Ancient Rome so a season 1-4 style fantasy version of that would be the dream.

                                        We are very familiar with Westerosi customs and laws and traditions, and not much has actually changed in the 5-8000 years since the Long Night. I would love to see an entirely different culture explored from the rich world GRRM has made.

                                        • NotA Ethug
                                          NotA Ethug  4 months back

                                          They should have done a prequel on a young bronn growing up, surviving all the shit he survived, and prince oberyn

                                          • Swirvin' Birds
                                            Swirvin' Birds  4 months back

                                            After what D&D has done to season 8 we may be lucky to get any spin-off at this point.

                                            • Mr Bubble
                                              Mr Bubble  4 months back

                                              ‘Do you think people are still excited about the White Walkers now?’

                                              Not today.

                                              • Çerastes
                                                Çerastes  4 months back

                                                If you only knew that the rejects from the walking dead are not the same thing as the real white walkers, known as Others from ASOIAF.

                                              • Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen
                                                Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen  4 months back

                                                Oh I don't now. All hbo would have to do is retcon anyone who saw season 8. It could be done.

                                            • Tyler Amzona
                                              Tyler Amzona  4 months back

                                              To funny, how stupid are they "Dany forgot about the Iron Fleet
                                              " watch?v=ahoHDU0T44I

                                              • Alan Pennie
                                                Alan Pennie  4 months back

                                                We should be grateful to D&D. By ending the White Walkers story in such an underwhelming fashion they've really cut the ground from under the Long Night prequel.

                                                • Çerastes
                                                  Çerastes  4 months back

                                                  @Alan Pennie: ... assuming they are stupid enough to shoehorn D&Ds creations to the actual ASOIAF lore. These the walking dead rejects we saw on the Dumb & Dumber show have very little to do with the Others.

                                                • The Dragon Demands
                                                  The Dragon Demands   4 months back

                                                  I know, I'm loving all this; I MYSELF didn't manage to destroy D&D, none of us did....but our whole complaint is "they're self-destructive idiots" and they ended up proving us right. Much like how book-Cersei "wins" but in the fourth book basically runs he realm into the ground through incompetence.

                                              • Christopher Noia
                                                Christopher Noia  4 months back

                                                Looks like wheel of time is gonna blow these out of the water.

                                                • Sant G
                                                  Sant G  4 months back

                                                  I'll fuck with the blackfyre rebellion. Daemon is my nigga

                                                  • Sidak Bhatia
                                                    Sidak Bhatia  4 months back

                                                    I think the valyrian freehold prequel is the best show. The valyrian freehold is like roman empire . People living in the capital city have some democratic rights but power is concentrated around 5-10 noble families. The empire is diverse and multicultural but is also racist beliving in valyrian superiority, is a superpower but has many lobbies inside it like the voltantese lobby, qarthi lobby,slavers bay lobby,bravosi lobby kind of like the modern US. The poltics, noble families and intrigue make it the best succesor to got + the writers have great room and freedom

                                                  • Alex Cregan
                                                    Alex Cregan  4 months back

                                                    I know it's not really what this video is about, but man, you've been right all along about this show. Watched your videos two years ago and thought there was still hope for the show. Now it is utterly destroyed, and I can't help but notice all of the telltale signs of Benioff and Weiss' terrible film-making and writing philosophies. You should get a huge kick in subscribers in the next few weeks once you cover some Season 8 material.

                                                    • HistoryFan476ad
                                                      HistoryFan476ad  4 months back

                                                      @Alex Cregan welcome to other side comrade, the side which has seen the truth of D and D.

                                                    • gammaALAN
                                                      gammaALAN  4 months back

                                                      On this, the comments section for D&D’s Kimmel interview is great, as in overwhelmingly negative. As you say, more and more people are seeing the show for what it is.

                                                    • Alex Cregan
                                                      Alex Cregan  4 months back

                                                      @The Dragon Demands it was absolutely blind hope. Hope that somehow they wouldn't screw up the one thing they absolutely had to get right. 8x03 followed by 8x04 I think has really opened a lot of peoples' eyes to just how terrible the show has become over the years.

                                                    • The Dragon Demands
                                                      The Dragon Demands   4 months back

                                                      Why didn't people notice before?! Blind hope and denial? We saw what Season 5 did to Dorne, Stannis, Sansa - why did people still trust them after all of that? After all their wacky non-explanations? Even after the Wight Hunt in Season 7? This blind hope that "but ....they'll pull it together for the last season! Because the last season has to be good!" -.....didn't they already prove they weren't making good material?

                                                  • Lord Zhiro of house Fuxgiven

                                                    As interesting as Empire of Ash sounds, I wouldn't be too upset if that (or any other prequel) doesn't get made. D&D has killed all excitement, not counting the final 2 books of course

                                                  • Creepy Hollow
                                                    Creepy Hollow  4 months back

                                                    Hello, does anybody know how I can contact the uploader? I see that he uses twitter but unfortunately I do not use it. Thanks.

                                                    • Creepy Hollow
                                                      Creepy Hollow  4 months back

                                                      @The Dragon Demands Ah so that 's what it's called. I will most certainly watch the videos. I am not against any of it as long as it makes sense to the setting and the world. It sounds rather interesting but to be honest after all of this I'm really deflated for anything GOT/ASoIaF related.

                                                    • The Dragon Demands
                                                      The Dragon Demands   4 months back

                                                      @Creepy Hollow I made eight hours of video on that, it's called Empire of Ash. it's basically "Rome, with Dragons". Actually, I didn't think the diversity was "forced" to the the sense that much of the plot is basically "the provinces in Roman North Africa are in revolt", areas where logically, there would be non-white people.

                                                      And what shocked me most of all, pleasantly, was how the Sphinxes ARE NOT portrayed as cardboard villains: the Sphinxes are the "conservative" faction of Valyria, blue blood aristocrats who want to keep foreigners out of political power, etc. they're blood and soil nationalists.....BUT when I actually heard how they're handling them as a 3 dimensional works pretty well. I can't summarize this in one post; watch the 3 videos I made on the Sphinxes (they are long).

                                                      If anything, as a historian, I found the Sphinxes to be the most interesting faction (they worked out a LOT of their backstory, because they're the oldest faction)

                                                    • Creepy Hollow
                                                      Creepy Hollow  4 months back

                                                      @The Dragon Demands Hey, first of all I want to thank you for your videos, they really opened my eyes as to what is going on with regards to the continuous decline of the show, and with the current travesty occuring, I feel they will become even more relevant. Now, I came across some information that one of the spin off shows will be dealing with the fall of Valyria, but that the show will be full of forced diversity when it comes to casting just for the sake of cramming in political agendas. It goes directly against the lore, so I was wondering what are your thoughts on the matter?

                                                    • The Dragon Demands
                                                      The Dragon Demands   4 months back


                                                  • Freddy BayBay
                                                    Freddy BayBay  4 months back

                                                    Dude.. literally.... F**K the prequel🖕
                                                    I couldn't give less of a 💩 about it now.. If they couldn't answer the main questions about GoT IN GoT series then what the hell is the point.. they're just milking the fans for money at this point 😎

                                                    • Çerastes
                                                      Çerastes  4 months back

                                                      These prequels won't be based on the Dumb & Dumber show anyways.

                                                  • Geert Matthys
                                                    Geert Matthys  4 months back

                                                    Read Malazan: 10 books, 60 bucks and...finished 😆

                                                    • Henrik G
                                                      Henrik G  4 months back

                                                      After this massive success and investment (even though I am not to sure right now), only "The Long Night" could satisfy this fan audience.

                                                      • Impulsive
                                                        Impulsive  4 months back

                                                        I think this season is going to crash and burn more so than 6 did. The fanbase is at best split right now following episode 3 and more it seems are starting to realise that the episode wasn't that great afterall as it sinks in that we waited nearly 10 years of build up just for that. The next 3 episodes will just further cement that feeling I think and will badly curtail any momentum GOT had and, I hope any future projects Benioff has, from what I recall it took Moore 5 years to get another successful project up and running after the disappointment of Galactica.

                                                        I see any future prequel possibly being put on hold for a few years to allow the ending controversy to simmer down and not negatively affect any spinoff shows.

                                                        • Costume CO
                                                          Costume CO  4 months back

                                                          Hey The Dragon Demands, I'm going to add the update to our colab we did on the Empire of Ash prequel.

                                                          • OneOnOne1162
                                                            OneOnOne1162  4 months back

                                                            Not a fan of the idea of The Long Night and I probably won't watch it, but I love the idea of Empire of Ash. It seems hard to execute and that frightens me, but if they made it work... that'd be fantastic. I like the Dance but it feels a bit short for a full TV series for me. Same for the conquest, although the conquest also doesn't have as much politicking or twists and turns.

                                                            • sjg1984
                                                              sjg1984  4 months back

                                                              I dislike the term "mislike".

                                                              • HolyknightVader999
                                                                HolyknightVader999  4 months back

                                                                I've said this before, and I'll say it again: if you're a true ASOIAF fan, you'd know that Martin made the books as something that he didn't want to be adapted in the first place. He shot down others who wanted to make GoT into a movie and only gave the license to D&D after those two chuckleheads reiterated the R+L=J theory to him. The books, and only the books, are the true incarnation of ASOIAF. ASOIAF does for novels what Watchmen does for comics: give a unique series that works the best only in its original state. The show was always its own thing, and was never going to be a faithful adaptation of the books, not unless Martin wrote all the episodes, which he didn't. Just as with ASOIAF, when Watchmen was made into a movie, series creator Alan Moore called it shit. He stated that Watchmen should always remain a comic book. In the same vein, the novels, and ONLY the novels, would be the most faithful and truest form of the story of A Song of Ice and Fire. Not unless Martin himself spearheads and tightly controls the other prequel shows.

                                                                • HolyknightVader999
                                                                  HolyknightVader999  4 months back

                                                                  This guy thinks Endgame was well-written? The bad guy is such a big idiot that the fucking White Walker battle from Game of Thrones made more sense, because I can buy sloppy war tactics-the show has had sloppy battle tactics since Season 2. Thanos wanted to wipe out half the universe to prevent starvation.....with a gauntlet that can end world hunger with a snap. With one reality-bending snap, he can make mana fall from heaven and make it so that no one man, woman, or child ever goes hungry ever again. Yet he chooses still to kill half the people to prevent world hunger, which really doesn't do shit since people won't stop breeding, so the population numbers would be back up in a few decades or centuries. He'd have been better off handing out condoms.

                                                                  • DaSkarekrow
                                                                    DaSkarekrow  4 months back

                                                                    Is it fair to say if D&D knew Arya was going to kill the NK 3 years ago, than it could also mean that GRRM still could possibly have "the Prince" still be the same, because GRRM has stated that he already knows the ending, so if D&D changes anything, than it is on them. What I mean, GRRM probably had outlines PRIOR to that 3 years so if D&D changes anything, it's because they want their tactic. And why would I be interested in the Long Night series if it only took one episode to ruin it lol

                                                                    • DaSkarekrow
                                                                      DaSkarekrow  4 months back

                                                                      @Çerastes thanks, yeah i did research and found out,...good looking out

                                                                    • Çerastes
                                                                      Çerastes  4 months back

                                                                      The Night King does not exist in the books, so anything that happened after the season 4 on the Dumb & Dumber show is more or less pure fan fiction.

                                                                  • theongreyjoy19
                                                                    theongreyjoy19  4 months back

                                                                    I love your voice

                                                                    • ShadowDogProduction
                                                                      ShadowDogProduction  4 months back

                                                                      As you mentioned in a previous video, why would D & D care about setting up prequels they won't be involved in? Or are you saying that HBO forced it upon them?

                                                                      • The Dragon Demands
                                                                        The Dragon Demands   4 months back

                                                                        I think HBO asked... I mean, look at how those Shireen lines already heavy-handedly tried to set up the Dance of the Dragons.

                                                                    • Max Ko
                                                                      Max Ko  4 months back

                                                                      War of the Five Pitches

                                                                      • theLonelyCultureShow
                                                                        theLonelyCultureShow  4 months back

                                                                        just give us winds george

                                                                        • Emperor of Mankind
                                                                          Emperor of Mankind  4 months back

                                                                          I'm sick of the inbred Targs how about King Theon

                                                                          • Emperor of Mankind
                                                                            Emperor of Mankind  4 months back

                                                                            Yeah but it could be done. A one season andal invasion amd they are beaten back by Theon Stark and Bolton

                                                                          • The Dragon Demands
                                                                            The Dragon Demands   4 months back

                                                                            King Theon Stark? You're talking an Andal invasions anthology of some time. Hard to fit into a TV show.

                                                                        • NETRA PATIL
                                                                          NETRA PATIL  4 months back

                                                                          I hope Martin says no these people. I can't wait for more real awoif books which will 10x better than TV shows