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'Game of Thrones' Writer Bryan Cogman Developing Fifth Prequel

'Game of Thrones' Writer Bryan Cogman Developing Fifth Prequel

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Earlier this year, it was reported that HBO has closed deals with four different writers to develop potential Game of Thrones spin-offs with George R.R. Martin later revealing that a fifth script was also in the works. He worked as an assistant to Benioff and Weiss. That would be anyone besides Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, and (of course) himself. You'll have more Game of Thrones than you'll know what to do with.

Cogman will be swearing an oath of prequels only, no spinoffs, next to Kong: Skull Island's Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Carly Wray of Mad Men and The Leftovers, and Legend's Brian Helgeland.

So what is Cogman's series about? But Martin has ruled out tackling Robert's Rebellion (noting fans already know all the major plot points from that war anyway) or mining his Dunk & Egg tales (as they are still being written).

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.

Given that Arya and Brienne are two of the series' most popular characters, their sparring match was a scene the cast and crew were looking forward to as much as the fans. The most likely scenario is that the writers will turn in their work to HBO programming president Casey Bloys, and that he'll greenlight one (maaaaaaybe two) of them. As the penultimate season of #GameofThrones showed us, it isn't just the inhabitants of the realm that can fall victim to the changing seasons, and the latest leaks tease another beloved landmark could fall in the final run of episodes.

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