The first official Game of Thrones prequel is now in the works as a pilot order has been given to a series co-created by George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman…
The first Game of Thrones prequel is in the works at HBO.
On Friday, HBO ordered a pilot for a series being developed by writer Jane Goldman and Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin with hopes that a fully developed show will result.
While not much is known about the story yet, all of the Game of Thrones prequels that are being written — and there’s a bunch of them — are all prequels set before the events of the current television series about to enter its final season.
The concept for the series from Goldman and Martin “chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”. While that’s somewhat vague, it also gives us an idea of the story that may be told in this prequel series.
The Age of Heroes is a time when the First Men and the Children of the Forest reached a peace agreement and the years that followed were prosperous. Unfortunately, the Age of Heroes led into ‘The Long Night’ — a winter season that supposedly lasted an entire generation and that was the first time the White Walkers descended upon Westeros. Many of the most famous houses in Westeros trace their roots back to the Age of Heroes as well including House Stark and House Lannister.
Judging by the brief description, it appears this series being developed may start with in the Age of Heroes just before the Long Night begins.
As for Goldman, who is expected to act as show runner on the series, her past works include X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
There’s no word yet when casting or production will begin on the new series but with the pilot order done, it probably won’t be long. The final season of Game of Thrones will debut on HBO in 2019.
One last thing — HBO has ordered a pilot for this Game of Thrones prequel but they may eventually order several more as well, which was the reason why they had five or six different projects being developed in the first place.