'Game of Thrones' may have left the TV world, but it's taking to the stage next!
According to numerous reports, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series is being adapted into a dramatic stage show, which will look to be performed on Broadway, West End and Australia.
The stage show is going to be a prequel, and will reportedly centre on a huge moment in Westeros history, The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, 16 years before the TV series.
George R.R. Martin said in a statement, “The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace. Few in Westeros knew the carnage to come when highborn and smallfolk alike gathered at Harrenhal to watch the finest knights of the realm compete in a great tourney, during the Year of the False Spring. It is a tourney oft referred during HBO’s Game of Thrones, and in my novels, A Song of Ice & Fire … and now, at last, we can tell the whole story… on the stage.”
While a list of characters has not been detailed, based on the novels, the event is attended by Ned Stark and his sister Lyanna, Jaime Lannister, Lord Robert Baratheon, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince Oberyn Martell, Ser Barristan Selmy and many others.
The news follows the announcement that George R.R. Martin has signed off on a new GOT spinoff, the first being the prequel called 'House of the Dragon', starring Olivia Cooke and Matt Smith.