The Broadway present “Recreation of Thrones” is written by George RR Martin
Robert Aramayo portrays a young Ned Stark in “Game of Thrones”.
George RR Martin gives Broadway his talents.
The author of the megahit book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, which formed the basis for HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series “Game of Thrones”, is now writing a script for a play that is based on the fantasy world based out of Westeros.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to cover the news on Tuesday, revealing that the play will revolve around the Great Tourney in Harrenhal and will debut in New York City, London and Australia in 2023. Martin will work with playwright Duncan MacMillan (“1984”). and famous theater director Dominic Cooke on the project.
The Harrenhal Grand Tournament is an important historic event in the world of Westeros. 16 years prior to the events of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the contest was held for 10 days and included tournaments of jousting, archery, and combat. It is also the place where Prince Rhaegar Targaryen sparked a nationwide scandal for dedicating his victory to Lyanna Stark in place of his wife. That decision resulted in Roberts Rebellion and the Targaryens being overthrown.
While no characters have been officially announced and the play has not been titled, it is expected that young iterations of Ned Stark, Lyanna Stark, Jaime Lannister, Robert Baratheon, Rhaegar Targaryen, Oberyn Martell and Barristan Selmy will likely be in the cast.
“The seeds of war are often planted in peacetime,” Martin said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Few in Westeros knew the carnage would come when the highborn and the little people gathered in Harrenhal to see the best knights in the realm compete in a grand tournament during the year of false spring. It’s a tournament that often happens during HBO’s Game of Thrones and in my novels, A Song of Ice & Fire … and now we can finally tell the full story … on stage. “
Martin’s representatives were not immediately available to comment.
The news comes just days after Martin signed a five-year deal with HBO to create content for the network. WarnerMedia, owned by HBO, has already started work on a Game of Thrones prequel called House of the Dragon, which is expected to premiere in 2022. The company has at least five other series in various stages of development for HBO and streaming service HBO max.
Additionally, New York City’s Broadway, which has been closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, could reopen in September. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a vaccine rollout in the Theater District that would vaccinate members of the industry in hopes of getting the shows back on in the fall.