A Game of Thrones prequel is officially happening

It’s confirmed! HBO has ordered its first Game of Thrones prequel.The network has ordered a prequel drama of its most-watched original from writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) and author George R.R. Martin.

A Game of Thrones prequel is officially happening lailasnews

While Game of Thrones has often referenced legends of early Westeros, we’re about to experience that history firsthand. The untitled prequel series will take place thousands of years before the events in Game of Thrones — meaning none of the characters we’ve come to know and love (or hate) will appear in Goldman and Martin’s series.

The pilot will take place “thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones,” the network said in a statement, as reported by The New York Times. In June 2017, it was revealed that HBO plans to produce a prequel series and was weighing five possible ideas. While a prequel is definitely in the works, don’t expect to see a spinoff or revival of Game of Thrones after the juggernaut hit ends its run.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO president Casey Bloys said a door being left open for future revivals or undoing the finale is “not happening.

“The series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” HBO added.
“And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, it’s not the story we think we know.”
But fans shouldn’t expect to see the prequel launch during or even near the end of GOT‘s epic run, with Bloys telling EW, “We’re not using the final season to launch a new show or anything like that. There’s going to be a separation between the two. These are among the best writers working and I’m hopeful.”
Meanwhile, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is expected to launch in 2019.

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