It seems that HBO began filming the Game of Thrones prequel. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Game of Thrones prequel series, which will be set five thousand years before the events of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, is currently shooting in Northern Ireland, where much of original show itself was shot.
The Game of Thrones prequel will follow the world’s “descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” a description read. The series is yet to be officially named, though George R.R. Martin suggests it should be called The Long Night.
“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”, said G.R.R. Martin in an interview.
It seems that Martin will be involved in the prequel as the co-creator and executive producer. This might actually be good, since the original show’s downfall can slowly be traced to Georgie Boy’s withdrawal from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Anyhow, the screenwriter of the Game of Thrones prequel is Jane Goldman – whom we know from X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, if you were unlucky enough to waste your time on that piece of crap. The GoT prequel will also feature a bunch of major names, including Naomi Watts (King Kong), John Simm (Doctor Who), and Miranda Richardson (Good Omens).
Local media reports that shooting sites across the province of Belfast were set up last week, in locations that where we saw the Red Wedding and the Battle of the Bastards. They are currently fiming the pilote episode and if the pilot is greenlit to series, the earliest we’re likely to see the show on the air is late 2020 – though, spring of 2021 a more likely premiere date.
Don’t know what to tell you guys, I am excited and hopeful, but at the same time I am still heavily influenced by the disappointment that was Season 8 and its shitty ending. What do you think?
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