Game of Thrones prequel series in the makingTo help us deal with post-series depression – that all-consuming empty feeling at the end of our favourite show – HBO has announced a spin-off prequel series to their flagship fantasy drama, Game of Thrones. The new GOT series, slated to air after the show’s final season, has been created by author George R.R. Martin and British screenwriter and producer Jane Goldman. According to a report in BBC, a pilot episode has been ordered by HBO based on which further development will commence.
The pilot episode will be set “thousands of years before the battles over the Iron Throne”, adds the report.
If green-lit, the prequel will explore “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”, reveals HBO in a statement, adding, “From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ 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.”
Jane Goldman has been announced as the showrunner of the prequel series.
Meanwhile, HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys, stated that the network’s present focus is on the final season of GOT and they are in no rush to develop the prequel.
“The number one priority in all of this is the final season of ‘Game of Thrones,” Bloys was quoted as saying by CNN.
“I don’t want to do anything with a spin-off or anything that detracts or distracts from that,” he added.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere in 2019. The concluding season will contain only six episodes.