It’s been rumoured for a while now that there are at least five Game of Thrones spin-off series in the works at HBO. Now it looks like the first of those has taken a big step forward as HBO have officially given a pilot order for a prequel series.
The Game of Thrones prequel is from writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and author George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire). Goldman has written the story with Martin, she’s also writing the teleplay and working as showrunner.
HBO have also released an official storyline:
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.
Goldman and Martin are taking on executive producers roles, along with Vince Geradis and Daniel Zelman.
This prequel might not be the last of Game of Thrones either. Last year, HBO announced that they were also working with four other writers – Brian Helgeland, Bryan Cogman, Carly Wray and Max Borenstein.
Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019. The prequel pilot is not expected before 2020.
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