The Game of Thrones universe is far from over, even if the original series has wrapped up. With House of the Dragon already gracing our screens, fans are clamoring for more stories from the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. So, what other tales from George R.R. Martin’s expansive world are ripe for the picking? Here’s a rundown of the most tantalizing Game of Thrones spinoffs we’d love to see come to life.
The Untold Story of Robert’s Rebellion
Sixteen years before the Starks and Lannisters started their deadly game, Robert Baratheon led a rebellion that changed the face of Westeros. This spinoff could delve into the origins of characters we’ve come to love or hate, from Jaime Lannister’s transformation into the Kingslayer to the tragic love story of Rhaegar and Lyanna Stark. With battles, political intrigue, and a dash of romance, Robert’s Rebellion is a tale begging to be told.
Aegon’s Conquest: The Birth of the Iron Throne
Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros is a story often whispered in the halls of King’s Landing. Imagine a series that takes us through the epic battles and political maneuverings that led to the creation of the Iron Throne. This spinoff could explore the Targaryen lineage and the rise of the dragonlords, making it a perfect follow-up to House of the Dragon.
The Golden Empire of Yi Ti: A Tale of the East
The Game of Thrones world extends far beyond Westeros, and the Golden Empire of Yi Ti offers a fresh, diverse setting. Inspired by Imperial China, this spinoff could explore the political chaos and the struggle for power in a land untouched by the original series. George R.R. Martin has hinted at an animated version, and we’re all for it.
Dunk and Egg: A Knightly Adventure
Based on George R.R. Martin’s novellas, the Tales of Dunk and Egg could offer a lighter, more family-friendly entry into the Game of Thrones universe. Following the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and young Aegon V Targaryen, this series could be a delightful romp through a more peaceful era in Westerosi history.
The Rise and Fall of Valyria
Valyria was once the pinnacle of civilization, a land of magic and dragons. Its sudden, cataclysmic end—known as The Doom—left a void that led to a century-long struggle for power. A series exploring the days of Valyria at its peak, as well as its mysterious downfall, would be a visual and narrative feast.
Bloodmoon: The Age of Heroes
Though HBO shelved the Bloodmoon pilot, the concept remains intriguing. Set in a time when the First Men and the Children of the Forest lived in harmony, this series could explore the origins of the White Walkers and the Long Night. It’s a dark, mythical tale that could add layers to the Game of Thrones lore.
Arya’s Quest: Beyond the Known World
Arya Stark’s journey west of Westeros opens up a realm of possibilities. From discovering new lands to encountering unknown dangers, an Arya-centric series could be a swashbuckling adventure that expands the Game of Thrones universe in exciting ways.
10,000 Ships: The Odyssey of Nymeria
Nymeria’s journey from the Rhoyne River to Dorne is a story of survival, leadership, and the forging of a new kingdom. This spinoff could explore the challenges she faced, her alliance with Mors Martell, and the unification of Dorne under their rule.
The Game of Thrones universe is a treasure trove of stories waiting to be told. These spinoff ideas not only honor the original series but also offer fresh perspectives and new worlds for fans to explore. So, HBO, if you’re listening, any of these would be a hit.