Prequel Series for “Game of Thrones” Begins Production

Prequel Series for “Game of Thrones” Begins Production

George R.R. Martin Reveals Details for “Game of Thrones” Prequel Series

Surprising new details have been confirmed about the currently-in-production prequel series for Game of Thrones.


Game of Thrones may have reached its (understandably divisive) coda in massive pop-culture-proliferating fashion, but the mythology of HBO’s global television juggernaut isn't going away, with a yet-to-be-titled prequel series – filled by an intriguing cast headlined by twice-Oscar-nominated A-lister Naomi Watts – already in production in Northern Ireland at this very moment. While, obviously, information about the series resides in a closed book, the literary creator himself, George R.R. Martin, just dropped major details!

Some revelatory plot points have been divulged about the Game of Thrones prequel series in an interview with EW with Martin, the author of the TV mythos’ A Song of Ice and Fire source material novels, who also serves on the HBO spinoff series as an executive producer. While it has already been revealed that the series will take place approximately 5,000 years before the events of the original series, the new details paint a picture that’s far more chaotic than fans ever could have imagined! Here's what we've learned: 

It might brandish a “longer” title.

It has been speculated that the series, which will build to an ancient war with the White Walkers (unfortunately forgotten by posterity), known as “The Long Night,” might just borrow the conflict’s name for its very title. However, while Martin seems to imply that the notion is not far-off, he does suggest a slight titular tweak, stating, “I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn’t mind. That would be pretty good.”

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