10,000 Ships, an upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off finds a writer in Amanda Segel. Segel, co-exec producer on Hulu’s Helstrom and Person of Interest, has been tapped to write the new show set over 1000 years prior to Game of Thrones. The report comes from Deadline who reached out to HBO for confirmation, they declined to comment.
10,000 Ships (I hope that title changes) is one of several Game of Thrones spin-off series in development. First up will be House of the Dragon which is currently filming now. House of the Dragon is a bit closer to the timeline of Game of Thrones, being only several hundred years prior to the events we know so well. 10,000 Ships is instead expected to deal with the story of Warrior Queen Nymeria from the mythology. Nymeria’s story was set long before Aegon Targaryen ever conquered Westeros. In fact in the time of Nymeria, Valyria was still around and had not yet been destroyed. Following their defeat by the Valyrian Freehold in the Second Spice War, Nymeria and the surviving members of the Rhoynars make a journey from Essos to Dorne.
There is no further information to share regarding 10,000 Ships at this point in time. However, with a writer finally in board, one would imagine the show will start to progress. Still, it could be years yet before we see anything of 10,000 Ships on screen.
Deadline were the first to report 10,000 Ships was being developed. The outlet also named other potential Game of Thrones spin-offs. ‘9 Voyages, aka Sea Snake’ and ‘Flea Bottom’ are also being developed. The former has Mentalist creator Bruno Heller involved, along with franchise creator George R. R. Martin. Deadline have also said that an adaptation of Martin’s Tales of Dunk & Egg series is being developed. However, I personally think that one is likely farthest out. My logic for the jump is Martin himself saying he would not want to have those books adapted until he has finished them. Though, with Martin’s snail paced writing and his age, maybe he just decided HBO’s money was too good to turn down?
What do you think of this news? A new Game of Thrones Spin-off called 10,000 Ships finds its writer, are you excited to see more of Martin’s world on screen? As always, leave any thoughts below.