HBO Orders Pilot for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series

The final season has yet to debut on our screens, but Game of Thrones hype is already well underway. Fans of the long-running fantasy drama have been following production news rather closely these last few months, and although we’ve yet to see a trailer or sneak preview, the last few episodes are still shaping up to be incredibly epic.

There may only be a handful of those chapters left, but the good news is that they’ll reportedly be all feature-length instalments — which means we’ll all get some solid quality time in Westeros. And while this is all well and good, what is a Game of Thrones fan to do when the show finally wraps up later next year?

HBO knows very well that audiences will crave more from the world of “ice and fire” when their flagship series closes its curtains. So earlier this week, the network announced some major news and confirmed that they’ve ordered a Game of Thrones prequel pilot. Set thousands of years before the current timeline, the proposed adventure “chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”

Even if you’re not accustomed to the universe and its lore, HBO is doing well by selling some interesting plot points, telling press outlets “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.”

The currently untitled prequel will be penned by Jane Goldman, who has credits on projects including Kick-Ass, The Kingsman, and The Woman in Black. We still have to wait quite a while to catch the pilot on our TV, however, as it’s currently slated for a release in 2020. In related news, find out about Game of Thrones supposed “multiple endings“.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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