According to one of the sources who spoke with THR, the series will apparently take a “back to basics” approach, which doesn’t exactly make sense as the “Game of Thrones” universe is rich and complex. “Basic” is certainly not a word one would use to describe anything going on in the Seven Kingdoms. However, this could be because Aegon the Conqueror’s story, while bloody, is not all that difficult to follow. It’s pretty easy to take over a kingdom when you’re armed with three fire-breathing dragons. Alas, Aegon is responsible for some of the most memorable iconography from “Game of Thrones,” namely, the Iron Throne.
What could be extremely interesting, however, is seeing what went down between the start of the Targaryen dynasty and the unowed, unbent, and unbroken kingdom of Dorne, the only land that did not bow to the dragon riders. Admittedly, Dorne is my favorite of all of the Seven Kingdoms, so any excuse to see more of this sovereign land is all right by me. Aegon Targaryen I’s story is little more than brutality, bloodshed, and a lot of sister-banging, but with someone like Tomlin behind the keyboard, this could be the perfect person to help expand the story into a series-long adventure with more meat on its bones.
No release window has been estimated for “Aegon’s Conquest” as of publication.