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HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel

12 June 2018

HBO has ordered a pilot for an untitled prequel series, created by George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman.

The series will be written by Jane Goldman. "And my god, what a talent".

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin worked with Goldman on the project, but she will serve as showrunner.

It will chronicle the world's descent from the golden age of heroes to its darkest hour, according to HBO. Martin has offered another clue about the story by pitching his own suggestion for what the show ought to be called.

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"My vote would be The Long Night, which says it all, but I'd be surprised if that's where we end up", he wrote.

Last year, it emerged that there were several shows in development that were vying to become the direct successor shows to HBO and Sky Atlantic's mega-successful Game Of Thrones.

Well, we've got good news for those of you who are, HBO has ordered the pilot for a prequel series!

"The long night" is how the characters in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire typically refer to the White Walkers' first appearance, thousands of years back in their fictional history.

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Very true. In previous years, Martin had taken up the practice of writing episodes of Game of Thrones, but as The Winds of Winter has fallen behind, he's taken a backseat, opting not to script any episodes in the seasons. Sounds pleasant! Just kidding - it sounds bleak and emotionally crushing, just like Game of Thrones. They remain in "active development", and he indicates that they "could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come". "But this is television, so nothing is certain".

As he says, "Work on Winds of Winter continues, and remains my top priority". It is ridiculous to think otherwise. He continued, "If I wasn't busy with Winds, don't you think I'd be scripting one or more of these pilots myself?"

Martin's newest book, Fire & Blood, is due out this November.

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HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel