Here there be dragons.
As another Game of Thrones spinoff about House Targaryen nears a green light, creator George R.R. Martin dropped a pretty major tease about the gestating series. On his blog, he provided an update about the potential spinoff and confirmed a fan-favorite element will return: dragons.
"I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me?" he teased.
He also offered a little background about his relationship with Colony co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, who would helm the project if HBO orders it to series. "It has a script and a bible, and both of them are terrific, first rate, exciting. They’re the work of Ryan Condal. I first met Ryan when he came to New Mexico a couple of years ago to shoot a pilot for a fantasy western called The Sixth Gun, based on the comic book," he recalled. "That show did not go, though I had the pleasure of screening the pilot at my theatre, the Jean Cocteau."
"Later we also did a premiere for Colony, the aliens-in-LA series that Ryan created and ran," he continued. "He’s a helluva strong writer, and a huge fan of A Song of Ice & Fire, Dunk & Egg and Westeros in general. I’ve loved working with him, and if the Seven Gods and HBO are kind, I hope to keep on working with him for years to come on this new successor show."
"I do want to point out that 'moving closer to a pilot order' is NOT the same thing as 'getting a pilot order,'" he added. "Would that it were. This is encouraging, this is exciting, but don’t buy the couch just yet. When HBO actually gives us a pilot order, you will hear me shouting it from the rooftops. A series order, and I’ll be shouting even louder. But we’ll see. Right now all the signs are good, but nothing is confirmed."
He also confirmed that the status of Condal's potential Game of Thrones spinoff will in no way impact the one being developed by Jane Goldman.
Game of Thrones' first seven seasons are currently available on DVD and Blu-ray. A release date for the final season has not been announced.