It is becoming increasingly clear to fans that they will never see the end of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and they will have to settle for the outcome of their television adaptation Game of Thrones, because George RR Martin he is turning to more and more projects that are far from continuing to write the books.
If we recently saw that George RR Martin has signed a millionaire agreement to develop new series for HBO Max, now the writer is preparing a theatrical adaptation of Game of Thrones in the form of a Broadway musical. As collected The Hollywood Reporter, George RR Martin is writing a Game of Thrones musical theater play for Broadway, West End and Australia, with the set designer Duncan MacMillan and the director Dominic cooke joining the project.
However, it will not adapt the Game of Thrones series to theater as such, but what Martin will do is a prequel to the events of the series and the books, centering his plot on the Harrenhal Grand Tournament, a competition that took place 16 years before Game of Thrones. “The seeds of war are usually planted in times of peace. Few in Westeros knew the carnage that was coming when the tournament was taking place,” the writer commented to the outlet.
“One of the inspirations for the books was the story of Shakespeare so the natural state of this production is the theater. Duncan MacMillan and I are having a great time delving into the dynastic power at the center of the imaginative world created by George “, declared Dominic Cooke.
At the moment it is not known which characters and actors will be present at the Game of Thrones play, although the production is expected to be ready to premiere in 2023.