The Long Night is coming. It does sound as foreboding as Winter is coming, definitely won’t be bad if the prequel of Game of Thrones is given that title. The prequel remains untitled though but George R.R. Martin, the brain behind GOT’s storylines is rooting for The Long Night as the title. Whatever the title will be though, the prospect of seeing more of the diverse world of Westeros is already exciting in itself.
Fans are not ready to see the last of this epic show that has aired successfully for 7 seasons. As the 8th season nears its end—final episode will be on May 19, HBO executives dropped hints that there will be more spinoffs of the show to the delight of many people. There is already a director for the pilot and the cast is gradually growing. Although the release date has not been announced yet, Deadline has it that production will likely commence in 2019. So it will be till 2020 before the first episode hits the screen.
Here are answers to some other questions you may have about Game of Thrones prequel.
It Is Not The Game Of Thrones Story You Think You Know
This is not the kind of prequel where you get to see how the parents of the characters in the original series lived or something of that nature. The prequel won’t be about the Targaryens and their dragons in King’s Landing for instance or the love life of Lyanna stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Nope! The setting goes way back to 5000 years before the story we’ve come to know in Game of Thrones happened.
According to the HBO network, the prequel will be;
“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. 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, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.”
George R.R. Martin Is Also Involved
Martin, the author of the Fantasy series that birthed Game of Thrones will be running the show alongside Jane Goldman (screenwriter and producer of high grossing movies like X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Kingsman). Martin also wrote scripts for several episodes of Game of Thrones.
The Spinoff Won’t Star Any Character From The Original GOT
It won’t even guest star any of your favorites from the original series, it’s all new faces. But we are most likely to see Vladimir Furdik who stars as the Night King in Game of Thrones. The show will reveal “the true origin of the White Walkers,” and quite possibly, the Night King will be part of it.
However, besides that, GOT’s prequel will have a perspective that is totally new and different. Even the fire-blasting dragons will be absent. According to the creator of The Seven Kingdoms, George R.R. Martin,
“…It’s different. It’s definitely very different. It’s set thousands of years in the past. You’re looking at a whole different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King’s Landing. It will be interesting to see what the fans make of that.”
Just what the boss said, it will be interesting to see how Game of Thrones’ massive audience will receive the prequel of Game of Thrones.