Reports state that there may just be thirteen episodes left to go in the Game Of Thrones TV adventure once this season ends. Furthermore, talks have swung to the possibility of a spin- off series. For HBO and show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, it allows them to proceed with their massively effective brand. It additionally keeps the money streaming in. The central issue along these lines is, once the fight for the Iron Throne is through and we’ve seen whether Daenerys ever makes it to Westeros, whether the Starks will have their revenge and whether Tyrion ever comes short on eunuch jokes, where do we go next?
Fortunately, the A Song Of Ice And Fire novels and their extended universe, which was fleshed out by The World Of Ice And Fire ‘Untold History’ book, has given a lot of source material to work with. Here are a couple of conceivable directions for prequel spin-offs…
8. Aegon’s Conquest
This was nearly two hundred or so years before Robert’s Rebellion, Westeros’ first Lord of the Seven Kingdoms was delegated and the physical Iron Throne itself was manufactured. Before this, the seven kingdoms of Westeros were driven by individual rulers. They were Torrhen Stark in the North and the ‘King of the Rock’ Loren I Lannister. However Aegon Targaryen had something else in mind.
As it is, Aegon was Lord of Dragonstone, an island off the shoreline of Westeros that was at one time the westernmost station of the previous all-effective Valyrian freehold. After the ‘Doom of Valyria’ wiped out the remaining freehold and sent its previous states into mayhem, the Targaryens stayed aloof and gradually amassed their power. In the wake of overlooking pleas from the Free Cities to help with amassing another freehold, Aegon settled on a much more aggressive plan that would see him join the whole of Westeros as one domain.
He sent word to the current rulers of Westeros expressing that any individual who bent their knees would keep their properties and titles, however others would be wrecked. With that, he and his two sister-spouses (exemplary Targaryen) Rhaenys and Visenya, mounted their dragons and alongside only sixteen hundred men, arrived on Westeros and started to clear over the land. The utilization of dragons was pivotal in the contentions that followed thereafter and resistance rather troublesome. In the long run, even Torrhen Stark of Winterfell bowed, and the Targaryens ruled six of the seven kingdoms. The one and only that opposed effectively was the Dornish seat of House Martell.
As a series, this would be a sharp change of period from the conventional Game Of Thrones adventure. The Targaryens would be the most intense family by a long shot, and their dragon riding abilities would be normal practice instead of only talk distrusted by numerous. Character-wise, the series would concentrate essentially on Aegon, who is noted as a charming yet an enigmatic leader. He and his sisters would dominate procedures. However, the show could also concentrate on the battle of individual houses and their particular pioneer’s endeavor to oppose the Targaryen intrusion. In such manner, the Starks in the north and the Martells in the south would make intriguing counterpoints. The series would build up to Aegon’s crowning and some very interesting plot turns after that.
7. Robert’s Rebellion
The clearest decision for a spin-off series would be the earth-shattering clash that got the wheels turning for the Game Of Thrones story. This was a period when Mark Addy and Sean Bean were still on the cast list and the surety of a wedding didn’t fill us with an unshakeable feeling of fear. In it, Robert Baratheon sits on the throne and the majority of Westeros lives in relative peace. Grim old Ned Stark is Warden of the North until his old buddy King Robert touches base at Winterfell and requests that he serve as his Hand in King’s Landing. The past hand was the pair’s shared father figure John Arryn who had died recently in strange circumstances. These events propel the motion in the Stark/Lannister ruckus and the tumultuous War of the Five Kings.
Around fifteen years before that specific round of thrones started, there was the contention that put Robert on the throne. This was the same battle that saw the Targaryens expelled from power and in this way saw Daenerys born secluded from everything on Dragonstone before she and sibling Viserys were carried away to Essos. The war finished with the merciless sack of King’s Landing that saw Prince Rhaegar’s wife Elia Martell and his kids killed under the orders of Tywin Lannister. This was what prompted Jaime to earn his title of “Kingslayer” when the Mad King lost the remainder of his marbles, which prompted the now notorious events at the Tower of Joy, as witnessed in Bran’s season six Greenseer visions.
The Baratheon’s seized power, Targaryen stopped and the Lannisters flexed their muscle. With this war, the base for the present day Game Of Thrones was laid.
The key players in this series would be more youthful incarnations of characters we definitely know, including Ned, Robert, Jaime and Tywin and so forth. However, the insane distraught King Aerys II Targaryen would make for a remarkable new character, whether played by David Rintoul as he was in Blood Of My Blood or something else. Moreover, the dearest and alluring RhaegarTargaryen would assume an important part.
Going through the series would be the adventure of Rhaegar’s actions towards Lyanna Stark, either a brutal kidnapping or a destined sentiment, contingent upon your perspective. The series could position the notorious Tourney at Harrenhal at its start. This being the competition at which Rhaegar triumphed and portentously delegated his own ‘ruler of affection and magnificence’ as not his better half Elia Martell, but rather Lyanna Stark. Lyanna’s snatching and the consequent grisly murder of both her dad Lord Rickon Stark and her sibling Brandon by the Mad King would similarly assume a noteworthy part in the series’ continuous dramatization.
Once the resistance starts following Jon Arryn’s refusal to turn over his previous words to the Mad King, he, Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark would join their powers, alongside those of House Tully from Riverrun, against the Targaryens and their followers including the Tyrells and the Martells. There would be a lot of fight sequences as the series unfurls with the climactic Battle of the Trident assuming an especially significant part. This was the fight that finished with Robert and Rhaegar battling until the very end, both men believing that they are Lyanna Stark’s true love.
The sack of King’s Landing would make for awesome Game Of Thrones spin-off. After all, we know how much the showrunners like a touch of ultra-violence.