Scrapped Game of Thrones spinoff Ten Thousand Ships being revived

The revelation comes after scenarist Bryan Helgeland stated that his screenplay for the spinoff turned out to be great before HBO scrapped it
Scrapped Game of Thrones spinoff Ten Thousand Ships being revived

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin revealed in one of his recent blog posts that a fresh pilot screenplay for Ten Thousand Ships, the once-scrapped GoT spinoff, is being prepared by playwright Eboni Booth. Congratulating the playwright for her 2024 Pulitzer Prize for the stage drama 'Primary Trust', Martin stated, "She’s an amazingly talented young playwright, and a joy to work with; when not writing and producing her prize-winning plays on- and off-Broadway, she has been kept busy by me and HBO, working on a new pilot for TEN THOUSAND SHIPS, a GAME OF THRONES spinoff about Nymeria and the Rhoynar. We’re all very excited about this one… though we’re still trying to figure out how we’re going to pay for ten thousand ships, three hundred dragons, and those giant turtles.”

The latest revelation comes after scenarist Bryan Helgeland stated that his screenplay for Ten Thousand Ships "came out great, but I think HBO felt the period of my show was too far removed from the pillars of the original. That’s why it hasn’t been picked up yet, but nothing is ever dead. My script was based on Queen Nymeria and this little blurb about her that was in a Westeros encyclopedia.”

Talking about his iteration of the web series, Helgeland added, "Essentially, it was the story of Moses but swapping him out for Nymeria. Her country gets ruined and her people are forced to live on the water, which is why the show was called ‘Ten Thousand Ships.’ They end up having to leave and find a new home like the Israelites leaving Egypt. She’s leading all these people, trying to hold everyone together but things are always in danger of falling apart as they travel around a fictionalized version of the Mediterranean, looking for a new home to settle in.”

HBO is yet to confirm whether the spinoff is indeed back in development.

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