This Week in News: September 13, 2019

Here are this week’s top headlines in entertainment!

HBO eyes Targaryen “Game of Thrones” Prequel

After Game of Thrones ended earlier this year, fans began searching for a new high brow fantasy series to fill the void. However, viewers don’t even have to change the channel from HBO to get more of George R.R. Martin’s world.

This week, it was announced that HBO was close to securing  a pilot order on a Game of Thrones prequel focused on the Targaryens, which will reportedly be set 300 years before the events of Thrones…which happens to be the same time frame as Aegon’s Conquest, the event that caused the formation of the Seven Kingdoms in the first place. 

The project is said to be based on Martin’s Fire & Blood book and will be written by Martin and writer Ryan Condal.

Apple Announces TV Streaming Slate

New technology wasn’t the only thing showcased at Apple’s event on Tuesday. The AppleTV+ streaming service will debut on November 1 with several original shows, including:  

  • See, a series starring Jason Mamoa in a world where humanity is decimated and the remaining survivors are rendered blind
  • The Morning Show, a drama produced and starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Steve Carell, in the world of morning television. 
  • Dickinson, a coming-of-age story about the poet, Emily Dickinson, who will be portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld. 

AppleTV+ will be $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trail. Customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac will receive one year of the streaming service free of charge. 

The trailers for each show mentioned above are here:

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