'Game of Thrones' Is Now Headed for Broadway

Yes, George R.R. Martin is distracting himself with even more projects

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 30, 2021

At this point, the barrage of Game of Thrones spinoff projects is a bit overwhelming — despite the fact not a single one has been released yet. But that's not stopping George R.R. Martin from announcing yet another one.

Today Martin announced Game of Thrones will be headed to Broadway for its very own stage production. Yes, we too wish the guy would just focus on writing his novels — or at the very least Elden Ring.

The stage production is in its early stages of development, but it's already roped in producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, with the play being written and adapted Duncan MacMillan alongside Martin himself. Dominic Cooke is set to direct.

To help introduce the idea of GoT on Broadway, Martin has released the following statement:

The seeds of war are often planted in times of peace. Few in Westeros knew the carnage to come when highborn and smallfolk alike gathered at Harrenhal to watch the finest knights of the realm compete in a great tourney, during the Year of the False Spring. It is a tourney oft referred during HBO's Game of Thrones, and in my novels, A Song of Ice & Fire… and now, at last, we can tell the whole story… on the stage.

An amazing team has been assembled to tell the tale, starting with producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and Jonathan Sanford. Their knowledge and love of my world and characters has impressed me from the very first, and their plans for this production blew me away since the first time we met. Dominic Cooke, our director, is a former Artistic Director of London's Royal Court Theatre, who brought Shakespeare's dramas of the War of the Roses to television, and our playwright, Duncan Macmillan, has previously adapted George Orwell and Henrik Ibsen, among others. Working with them (back before the pandemic, when we could actually get together) has been a treat, and I am eager for our collaboration to resume. Our dream is to bring Westeros to Broadway, to the West End, to Australia… and eventually, to a stage near you.

It ought to be spectacular.

The GoT play will be set during what's being called "a pivotal moment in the history of the series," and it promises to feature a bunch of beloved characters that we know and love. Right now, the plan is for GoT to hit Broadway in 2023, as well as Australia.

But so help us god, if we don't have a new book by then, we're going to utterly lose it.

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