HBO is working on a Game of Thrones prequel series with the book series’ author George R.R. Martin and he just revealed some exciting details.
The prequel, which doesn’t yet have a name, will take place around 5,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones. It’s set in an era known as “The Golden Age of Heroes.”
Game of Thrones followed the rulers of seven kingdoms vying for the Iron Throne, but there will be many more kingdoms in this era.
“If you go back further, then there are nine kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here,” George told Entertainment Weekly.
The family members of some of your favorite characters will be included.
“The Starks will definitely be there,” he said. “The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Casterly Rock is certainly there.”
The show will once again be an ensemble piece with stars like Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, and Denise Gough.
“For Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor until recently. It was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble,” he said. “I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.”
George wants the show to be titled The Long Night.
“I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn’t mind,” he sad. “That would be pretty good.”
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