It will chronicle 'the world's descent from the golden Age Of Heroes to its darkest hour, ' according to HBO. On Friday, the cable network announced that it has given a pilot order to writer Jane Goldman's prequel series, which is one of five such projects now in the works from a cavalcade of writers. At the moment, only a pilot episode of the prequel has been ordered, meaning HBO could still change their minds on the series.
While not much is known about the story yet, all of the Game of Thrones prequels that are being written - and there's a bunch of them - are all prequels set before the events of the current television series about to enter its final season.
Regardless of the next steps, we'll have to be patient.
We may be saying goodbye to Jon Snow at the end of 2019, but we'll (probably) always have Westeros!
Goldman will script and showrun the pilot, based on a story crafted with Martin.
But fear not, as though creator George R.R. Martin is yet to finish the book series, a prequel show developed by himself and Kingsman writer Jane Goldman looks like it's going to get a pilot, with the smart money on a full season following close behind. She will also serve as showrunner. In addition to Goldman, the other writers developing the projects have been Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers) with the level of involvement from Martin varying from project to project.
While audiences await the final Game of Thrones season and place bets upon who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne, HBO is already (officially) prepping for the future ... sort of.
HBO said on Friday (local time) it was moving ahead with a prequel for its hit television series Game of Thrones, the first green light for five potential spin-off projects for the award-winning medieval fantasy. "There's no revival, reboot, spinoff talk", HBO programming president Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year.