HBO’s Game of Thrones is coming to an end this weekend and after about a decade of thrilling, shocking, scaring and delighting us, the show will say goodbye.
Even though the 8th season has been seen as underwhelming by some, even to the point of a petition, no one can argue that Game of Thrones is one of the greatest shows of all time.
This has of course led to many discussions and many excited by the idea of the next ‘Game of Thrones’ with an African book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James.
The book has already been picked up for adaptation to the big screen and James jokingly referred to it as the African Game of Thrones, a moniker that has stuck with the writer even claiming that George R.R. Martin reached out to him to express excitement about the coming movie.
But with all this talk, it also begs the question: Should there be an African Game of Thrones?
The short answer would be NO!
But it’s more nuanced than that. At its core, Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy with a rich world that has a deep lore that has spanned books of its own. This is something that Africa has in abundance.
So while there can only be one Game of Thrones, there can be more African epic fantasy stories being told on the big screen.
There are of course a slew of examples of African stories that have epic fantasy elements and have deep lore. Africa by itself has a rich mythology, a huge pantheon of gods and goddesses that can hold their own with their European counterparts.
So what do you think? Is the movie industry in Africa ready to churn out a big, epic and cultural version of GOT – An African Game Of Thrones?!
Let us know in the comments.