The fantasy drama series is having its stop at the Broadway theater.
Between three new spin-offs announced and a fresh deal with HBO, George R.R. Martin has been getting busy with his Game of Thrones franchise, this time writing a prequel play for Broadway. Produced by Simon Painter and The Illusionists’ Tim Lawson alongside Kilburn Live, the play will also feature the 1984‘s award-winning playwright Duncan MacMillan and The Courier director Dominic Cooke, who will also join the writing team with Martin.
The Broadway play is set to be a prequel and will bring back some of the television series’ most beloved characters, including Ned Stark, Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion Lannister, and even Littlefinger and Varys. The plot will revolve around a contest name The Great Tourney at Harrenhal, which takes place 16 years before the events of the HBO show.
“The play will for the first time take audiences deeper behind the scenes of a landmark event that previously was shrouded in mystery. 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,” the play’s official description reads.
Before its official release scheduled for 2023, the Broadway play is yet to be titled.