George RR Martin reveals he didn’t know HBO was working on four ‘Game of Thrones’ prequels

The writer claims he only pitched two ideas to the network
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It has been over two years since ‘Game of Thrones ended their run on HBO, but luckily there is plenty of new content on the way for fans to obsess over. With four different prequels in the works, the world of Westeros is about to get a lot larger. However, writer George RR Martin recently revealed he didn’t know HBO was working on that many prequel series, claiming he was “surprised” when he heard the news.

As beloved as ‘Game of Thrones’ was throughout its run on HBO, it faced its fair share of criticism towards the end. Some fans pointed towards less involvement from George RR Martin as the show’s downfall. Well those fans will be disappointed to learn, Martin was not involved in many of the prequel ideas either. According to the writer, he pitched two ideas to the network, only to find out later they were using one of his ideas, along with three others.

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“The Dance of the Dragons idea was just one of them. And the other three were ideas that had come from other people who I guess had read my books or had some of the documents at HBO,” said Martin. Luckily, the writers of the other prequels met with Martin later to go over ideas, according to NME.
Hopefully this does kill all the ‘Game of Thrones’ hype.

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