HBO gave out a pilot order to the makers of GOT series set in the lands of Westeros only thousands of years ago from when the hit show started. The prequel now lies in the head of George R.R. Martin and the kick-ass and Kingsman screenwriter Jane Goldman as showrunner. [The Guardian]
It has been officially confirmed that HBO has given a pilot order for the prequel series. The show is yet to be titled but it has been decided that it will be co-created by the original author George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman and the plot will be set thousands of years ago from the events that are taking place in “Game of Thrones.”
The Hollywood Reporter quotes HBO’s statement about the series which will chronicle “the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”
The Verge quotes HBO’s logline for the prequel project: “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.”
The buildup of the series have insinuated the same idea ingrained in every GOT fan and, of course, every character in GOT, every man, woman and child in Westeros know all too well about the fabled tales of the Long Night and the War for the Dawn. This was the story took place in a period of darkness and winter, the same period when White Walkers walked through Westeros, waging wars against mankind and the children of Forest. It brings us forward to the current situation, in a circumstance where the entire Westeros confronts the same threat as to the current situation of “Game of Thrones.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
Deadline asked HBO programming about how many GOT prequel exactly HBO is planning to go with.
Deadline quotes HBO president of programming Casey Bloys’s January statement: “Anywhere from zero to five but probably more likely around one. I’m happy with what I’m seeing but don’t have a time table yet in terms of how we’re going to make a decision.”
The prequel is expected to be launched in 2020 in order to space it out from the ever-awaited series finale in 2019.
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