Hollywood Reporter reports:
Game of Thrones is headed to Broadway.
A dramatic stage show spectacular based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world is now in development, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The play is from producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson (The Illusionists), in partnership with Kilburn Live, and will have a story by Martin, who is working alongside award-winning playwright Duncan MacMillan (1984) and acclaimed director Dominic Cooke (The Courier). The team’s goal is to debut productions in New York City, London’s West End and in Australia. The first show is expected to launch in 2023.
The production includes a particularly unique story element that should be a huge draw for fans: While many prequel projects have been put into development since Thrones concluded in 2019, this will mark the first to bring back several of the most beloved Game of Thrones characters. The as-yet-untitled play is set during a pivotal moment in Westeros history, The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a contest that took place just 16 years before the events in Game of Thrones.
“The play will for the first time take audiences deeper behind the scenes of a landmark event that previously was shrouded in mystery,” reads the play’s official description. “Featuring many of the most iconic and well-known characters from the series, the production will boast a story centered around love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now.”
This is very exciting to GOT fans like myself. The last season of the TV series was awful and left so many things unanswered. The Tourney at Harrenhal is one of the events most speculated about as it effectively set off Robert’s Rebellion. Questions that may be answered are:
- Was Prince Rhaegar moving to depose his father, the Mad King?
- Who did Ashara Dayne sleep with?
- Who was the Knight of the Laughing Tree? (my guess is Lyanna)
- How did Rhaegar and Lyanna fall in love?
- Did they decide to have Aegon (Jon Snow)due to prophecy that he would be the Prince That is Promised?
I see it is planned to show in Australia. So long as we have a bubble by 2023, I’ll be attending!