‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series in the Works at HBO

Yet another 'Game of Thrones' prequel is coming

Yet another 'Game of Thrones' prequel is coming

The new series will explore the height of the Targaryens' power after Jon Snow and Daenerys' ancestor, Aegon the Conqueror, invaded Westeros with his dragons and united it under the Iron Throne, becoming the first Lord of the Seven Kingdoms.

HBO declined to comment, but we're holding out hope that this one actually comes to fruition.

Fans disappointed by the end of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" may soon have reason to rejoice, as the cable network is said to be close to ordering a pilot for a prequel based on the rise and fall of one of series' most compelling factions.

Martin himself wrote about all the possible GoT follow-ups in a blog post in May, where he hinted at a Targaryen prequel. The author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" teased in May that there were five "GoT" shows in the works and "three of them are still moving forward nicely".

"Two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer. I can not say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of Fire & Blood and come up with your own theories".

But news of this new prequel will be particularly exciting for fans, given it's not too far removed from the characters we have come to know and love.

FBN's Cheryl Casone on the record-setting number of viewers for the "Game of Thrones" finale and HBO's potential loss of subscribers now that the show is over. Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner and co-created the series with Martin, and S.J. Clarkson will direct the pilot and executive produce. And only one thing is for sure: "from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend ... it's not the story we think we know".

"I am late coming to it, I have to say", the actress said at the Worldwide Orphan's 14th Annual Gala in New York City.

The Targaryen-based project would be the second prequel spinoff for "Game of Thrones".

The rest of the cast for that other series includes Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower.