Fans spanning the Seven Kingdoms, we’ve snagged a writer for the latest Game of Thrones spin-off! As exclusively reported by Deadline, Amanda Segel has been tapped to pen the script for 10,000 Ships, a fantasy drama that chronicles the tale of Princess Nymeria. The series is one of a handful of Game of Thrones spin-offs being considered by HBO as the entertainment juggernaut looks to expand George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire universe. 

Segel was the co-executive producer for Hulu’s one-season-wonder Helstrom and CBS’ Person of Interest. Her other credits include CBS’ The Good Wife and Spike TV’s The Mist

Now, here’s a brief synopsis of 10,000 Ships per Deadline:

The drama is expected to follow the journey made by warrior queen Princess Nymeria and the surviving members of the Rhoynars, who traveled from Essos to Dorne following their defeat by the Valyrian Freehold in the Second Spice War.

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The events in 10,000 Ships will take place 1,000 years before Game of Thrones. If you’ll recall, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) names her direwolf Nymeria, after Princess Nymeria. 

HBO has a plethora of Game of Thrones irons in the fire. There’s House of the Dragon, a prequel series that’ll dictate the story of House Targaryen 300 years prior to Game of Thrones. Based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood, the show will also tackle the famous Targaryen civil war, “Dance of the Dragons.” House of the Dragon is already in production and slated to premiere in 2022. 

But that’s not all! Deadline also reported in March about two more potential spin-off projects: 9 Voyages a.k.a. Sea Snake and Flea BottomBruno Heller is reportedly on board to develop Sea Snake. If Sea Snake is greenlit, the series would tell the tale of Corlys Velaryon and his voyages aboard the Sea Snake ship. In addition, there’s a Tales of Dunk and Egg adaptation that could possibly be in the works. 

Personally, I’m excited for more stories in this universe as long as The Pair Who Shall Not Be Named isn’t involved. Martin needs to have a heavy hand in these projects as well. Princess Nymeria’s saga sounds immensely interesting, and I’m glad that Segel will write her story for the small screen. 

What do you think about the 10,000 Ships series? Sound off in the comments below!

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