Game of Thrones fans can rejoice! While the seven-year-long series will come to an end next year, audiences can still expect to be immersed in the epic fantasy realm for some time to come.
HBO has officially signed off and ordered a pilot to be made for it’s GOT prequel series from writer George R.R. Martin, who wrote the original “Song of Ice and Fire” books and Jane Goldman who has often collaborated with GOT director Matthew Vaugh. While the series has yet to be named, George R.R stated in a post on his website what he would like the series to be called, “my vote would be The Long Night, which says it all, but I’d be surprised if that’s where we end up,” he wrote. The prequel is set thousands of years in the past, read the networks official description below.
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s 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.”
It’s speculated that the storylines could include the construction of the Wall and Winterfell as well as the generation-long winter known as the Long Night or the events that led to a war against the white walkers. But this isn’t the only GOT spinoff planned, there are currently about five in the works. If the prequel is ordered to series, audiences can only expect it’s release in 2020.