‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Spinoff Officially Begins Production
Game of Thrones came to a conclusion last month with the series finale. We saw the fall of Kings Landing & Daenarys, the rise of Bran, and most importantly, Jon Snow petting Ghost. Although it felt like the end, that isn’t necessarily the case.
We’ve known for quite some time that the show has a spinoff in the works. EW has confirmed that the prequel for the show has begun filming in Northern Ireland. A smart move on HBO’s part since a large portion of the show used Ireland’s beautiful landscape as its setting.
The pilot, which may be titled The Long Night, will shoot throughout the summer. As of now there is only one episode in the works. If HBO likes the pilot, then a full order will be put through and we may see the show in a couple years. It’s very unlikely that HBO would pass on a Game of Thrones spinoff though.
Jane Goldman is the showrunner, which should excite any X-Men: First Class fan! She’ll be working closely with George R.R. Martin and the show’s director, S.J. Clarkson. The plot of the show is unknown, but Martin revealed that it will take place 5,000 years prior to the last eight seasons. He also stated:
Westeros is a very different place… There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built. We’re dealing with a different and older world and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series.
This means we’re getting a whole new era of Game of Thrones! What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.
The show will star Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo