George R.R. Martin announces revival of GOT prequel ‘Ten Thousand Ships’

In the realm of Game of Thrones, where dragons rule the skies and kingdoms vie for power, there’s thrilling news on the horizon. George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind the saga, has confirmed the resurrection of a once-discarded spinoff, “Ten Thousand Ships.” This prequel promises to unveil new depths of Westerosi history and adventure, set a thousand years before the events of Game of Thrones.

After facing numerous setbacks and delays, the revival of “Ten Thousand Ships” was officially announced with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eboni Booth taking charge of the script. George R.R. Martin expressed his enthusiasm for Booth’s involvement, describing her as “an amazingly talented young playwright” who will bring a fresh creative vision to the Game of Thrones universe.


Originally conceived with writer Brian Helgeland, “Ten Thousand Ships” centers on the epic journey of warrior queen Princess Nymeria and the Rhoynar people from Essos to Dorne. It chronicles their voyage following defeat by Valyrian dragons, blending fantasy with historical elements akin to classic tales such as Sinbad and The Odyssey. The series promises to explore Nymeria’s leadership and her quest to secure a new homeland in a fictional Mediterranean-style world.

While George R.R. Martin remains optimistic about the project’s revival, HBO has yet to confirm specific details regarding production timelines and logistics. Martin humorously alluded to the daunting challenges ahead, quipping about the budgetary considerations for “10,000 ships, 300 dragons, and those giant turtles.”

“Ten Thousand Ships” joins a burgeoning slate of Game of Thrones spinoffs, including the aired “House of the Dragon” and the upcoming “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” adapted from Martin’s novellas. Plans for an animated series centered on Corlys Velaryon from “House of the Dragon” and a potential sequel series featuring Jon Snow are also in discussion, heightening anticipation among fans eager for more adventures in the expansive world of Westeros.

As the excitement builds for “Ten Thousand Ships” and other upcoming projects, George R.R. Martin’s enduring creativity continues to expand the beloved universe of Game of Thrones, promising fans more gripping narratives and epic storytelling in the years to come.