Author George R.R. Martin is reportedly developing a live stage show production set within his “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga – bringing back younger versions of “Game of Thrones” fan-favorite characters.
Targeting runs on New York’s Broadway, London’s West End and in Australia, the stage production will dramatise a legendary event in Westeros history – The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, a ten-day contest that took place just sixteen years before the events in “Game of Thrones” and led to the start of Robert’s Rebellion and the overthrowing of the Targaryen dynasty.
The show “will feature many of the most iconic and well-known characters from the series” and “in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now.”
According to the books, attendees include Ned Stark, Jaime Lannister, Robert Baratheon, Lyanna Stark, Oberyn Martell, Ser Barristan Selmy, and Rhaegar Targaryen. It’s possible some other Lannister members and characters like Littlefinger and Varys might also appear.
Simon Painter and Tim Lawson (“The Illusionists”) will produce from a story by Martin who is working alongside award-winning playwright Duncan MacMillan (“1984”) and acclaimed director Dominic Cooke (“The Courier”).
The first show is expected to launch in 2023. HBO is not formally involved with the project at this point but has the option to invest in the production at a later date.
Source: The Live Feed