Another author becoming a member of the House of the Dragon group?


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We don’t know a ton about House of the Dragon, HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel sequence, however we all know sufficient to get excited. That’s due in no small half to the standard of the expertise concerned. Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin pitched in, of course, however don’t count on him to be concerned within the day-to-day operations. That activity will fall to Miguel Sapochnik, the director behind traditional Game of Thrones episodes like “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards”; and Ryan Condal, the author behind the sci-fi sequence Colony. Also within the room might be author Wes Tooker, playwright Claire Kiechel, and author’s assistant Ti Mikkel.

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Now, it appears like one other author is becoming a member of the group…in all probability. May I introduce David Anthony Durham, a historic fiction author who’s written novels set in the course of the Punic Wars, within the antebellum United States, and one well-reviewed excessive fantasy sequence: the Acacia Trilogy. Obviously, a person of his abilities can be helpful on a present in regards to the Targaryen Civil War referred to as the Dance of the Dragons, which itself is predicated on a real-life interval of English historical past referred to as the Anarchy. Historical fiction authors to the entrance of the road.

A enjoyable FYI: David Anthony Durham can also be the title of an tried assassin the FBI needed to catch so badly it provided a $10,000 reward for info resulting in his arrest…however we’re speaking in regards to the different one.

ANYWAY, the information about Durham — once more, that’s the creator, not the legal — got here from an article on the Wild Cards World official web site. Wild Cards, in case you’re unaware, is a superhero anthology sequence edited by George R.R. Martin. Different authors write completely different tales set on this world, and Martin compiles all of them right into a quantity; Wild Cards books have been popping out for years, and there’s even a Hulu sequence within the works.

Durham was one of these Wild Cards authors. The article is about how completely different Wild Cards authors have gone on to work on completely different TV exhibits in Hollywood, and Westeros.org factors to this intriguing half:

And different members of the [Wild Cards] Consortium have been blessed with these alternatives, together with David Anthony Durham on one of the GAME OF THRONES prequels, and Saladin Ahmed on FOUNDATION.

This article is written by Michael Cassutt, himself a member of the Wild Cards Consortium and somebody intimately concerned with the Hulu present. Now, it’s attainable that Cassutt was hinting at Durham at one time being concerned with the opposite Game of Thrones prequel sequence, the one set in the course of the Age of Heroes that didn’t go ahead. But the Wild Cards article simply went up just lately and it appears odd to brag about Durham touchdown a cancelled gig. Plus, it’s simply extra enjoyable to consider who may very well be engaged on House of the Dragon.

As for after we would possibly see the fruits of Durham’s labors, pencil it in for 2022 on the earliest.

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