It looks like winter is coming to Broadway! George R.R. Martin, the man behind the popular Game of Thrones novels is developing a Broadway-bound stage play! The story of the said play will take place 16 years before the events of A Game of Thrones — his first book.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin is working on the play alongside playwright Duncan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke. The play will come from producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, in partnership with Kilburn Live, with plans to launch in 2023.
The play takes place during the The Great Tourney of Harrenhal, which — according to the Westeros lore — is an event that spans for over 10 days. With tournaments of jousting, archery, and more, the event is the biggest competition in Westeros history.
The play’s official description said that the production will tell a story of love, vengeance feature some of the series’ most iconic characters. It will also be telling a story of “love, vengeance, madness, and the dangers of dealing in prophecy.”
Famous characters from the book will also be making an appearance in the play. While the people behind the production are yet to confirm the characters who’ll be appearing in it, some of the names that appeared in Martin’s books include a younger Ned Stark, Lyanna Stark, Jaime Lannister, Robert Baratheon, Rhaegar Targaryen, Oberyn Martell, and more.
In a statement, Martin said that his and the production team’s dream is “to bring Westeros to Broadway, to the West End, to Australia… and eventually, to a stage near you … It ought to be spectacular.”
Aside from the production, a GOT prequel is expected to premiere in 2022. FIve other projects are in development for HBO and HBO Max. Meanwhile, the author is yet to finish Winds of Winter — the last novel of the series.