Sunday, July 21, 2024

George R. R. Martin Has Never Finished Final Book, But He’s Got Another Westeros TV Series Coming


Remember when George R. R. Martin was finishing the final “Game of Thrones” novel?

No? Well, he never did, and the series concluded without it.

“House of the Dragon” has subsequently become a hit HBO series from Martin and crew.

Now another Westeros TV show is filming. It’s called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” It’s more swords and shields, set a century before “Game of Thrones.” I think that means in between “Game” and “Dragon.”

Will there be dragons? You can count on it. Also, humans: Finn Bennett as Aerion Targaryen, Bertie Carvel as Baelor Targaryen, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle, Daniel Ings as Ser Lyonel Barotheon, and Sam Spruell as Maekar Targaryen. The only name we know is Bertie Carvel.

Martin is listed as executive producer. He will never finish that book at this point.

But we getting to learn how to spell Targaryen!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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