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Greatest possibility for successor series

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Ever since I heard that HBO was thumbing through ideas for prequel successor shows to Game of Thrones, there only seemed to be one real possibility to me; the reign of King Viserys and the Dance of the Dragons. Read The Rogue Prince, and The Princess and the Queen, and you`ll find 4 or 5 seasons worth of drama-fodder. The much more modest cast of characters and settings will make the show much more manageable in the early seasons, building momentum for high-budget, epic dragon-warfare in the last season or two. Early on, it would be more like The Tudors, or The Borjias, than Game of Thrones. I`ll throw together a rough overview of essential plot points that can go in each season.

SEASON ONE-Ascension of King Viserys, the conflict between the Hand, Otto Hightower, and Prince Daemon, Daemon`s tenure as Commander of the Gold Cloaks, Daemon`s relationship with Mysaria, assorted scheming at court, ending with the death of Viserys` queen, the King`s break with his brother Daemon over the later`s "Heir for a Day" jape, Princess Rhaenyra`s investiture as Princess of Dragonstone, and Daemon slinking off to Driftmark, furious that he was not named Prince of Dragonstone. Daemon is obviously the driving force in this season.

SEASON TWO- Otto Hightower`s scheming to dangle his daughter in front of the King, Alicent Hightower`s courtship with Viserys, Alicent`s initial friendship with Rhaenyra, Daemon`s scheming with Corlis Velaryon and wars in the Stepstones (Dragons fighting ships!!!) Rhaenyra`s infatuation with Ser Criston Cole, Corlis Velaryon`s anger at the King passing over his daughter Laena for marriage, ending with Viserys` marriage to Alicent Hightower.

SEASON THREE- Birth of Viserys` children by Queen Alicent, Alicent`s deteriorating relationship with Rhaenyra at court, conflict over Rhaenyra`s succession, Rhaenyra`s deepening infatuation with Criston Cole, dismissal of Otto Hightower as Hand, Tourney of 111 AC, formal demarcation of "Greens" and "Blacks," culminating in Daemon`s return to court.

SEASON FOUR- Daemon`s seduction and/or manipulation of Rhaenyra, to assist her in seducing Criston Cole, Daemon`s subsequent exile from court, the death of Daemon`s wife, and his subsequent marriage to Laena Velaryon, after dispatching her betrothed, Rhaenyra`s final falling out with Criston Cole, revenge f**king Harwin Strong, and marriage to Laenor Velaryon, Rhaenyra`s assumption of her seat on Dragonstone

SEASON FIVE- relationships between Daemon/Laena between Driftmark and Dragonstone, conflict between the young sons of Rhaenyra and Alicent, continuing conflict between Rhaenyra and Alicent, questions of the paternity of Rhaenyra`s sons, growth and relationships of the dragons of the rival princes, King Viserys trying to mend the conflict in his family, death of Laenor Velaryon, death of Laena Velaryon, the family`s gathering on Driftmark for the funeral, and Aemond`s claiming of Vhagar, Viserys mediating conflict between his wife and daughter after Aemond loses his eye, death of Lyonell and Harwin Strong, return of Otto Hightower, Culminating in the speedy courtship and marriage of Daemon and Rhaenyra.

SEASON SIX- death of King Viserys...... After that, the show pretty much writes itself. Military maneuvers and backroom plots. Action-packed battle sequences, the violent death and mutilation of characters (human and dragon) that you`ve grown to love over the last 5 seasons. Plot points with really incredible drama potential, like Luke Velaryon`s death over Shipbreaker Bay, the gathering of the Dragonseeds, Blood and Cheese, Criston Cole`s death in the Riverlands, Rhaenyra`s growing paranoia and dysfunction, Daemon`s duel with Aemond above the God`s Eye, the storming of the Dragonpit, Rhaenyra`s betrayal and death on Dragonstone, the slow and piteous death of Sunfyre the Golden, and Aegon the Elder`s death by poisoning. There are some characters barely mentioned in the series that could be awesome characters in a show, like Lyonell Strong, Mushroom, and Mysaria. Daemon Targaryen can be the long-term antihero that everyone either loves to hate, or loves and won`t admit it, like Cesare Borgia. The amount of raw feelz invoked when Viserion went down can be multiplied seven-fold with the deaths of Arrax, Vermax, Tessarion, Sunfyre, Caraxes, Tyraxes, and Syrax. It will be Bambi, Turner and Hooch, Dragonheart, and Old Yeller all rolled into one. The FEEEEELZ!!!!

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