News that HBO’s Game of Thrones Prequel is alive and well became music to Thrones’ die-hards ears. For many, the series’ end has become a devastating reality. Over a decade of viewership and fan dedication will all be over in two week’s time.
Or will it?
Not according to George R. R. Martin, the series’ creator. On his blog, he recently released confirmatory hints that the prequel series is alive and well and developing seamlessly.
“Speaking of television, don’t believe everything you read. Internet reports are notoriously unreliable,” Martin wrote, before clarifying the state of in-development Game of Thrones prequel series and spinoffs. “We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development (I mislike the term ‘spinoffs’) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely.”
While Martin doesn’t reveal too much, his description implies that two of the potential Game of Thrones prequel series have been canned, while one has gotten the greenlight. Moving forward, it will be set in the Age of Heroes, when the ancestors of the major houses of Westeros first faced off against the Night King and his army. The series has the potential to be named ‘The Long Night.’
As for an official statement of what it will be about? GRRM hinted at that as well.
“Maybe some of you should pick up a copy of Fire & Blood and come up with your own theories,” Martin wrote.
Gargantuan hint here. If you can recall, Fire & Blood is Martin’s New York Times bestselling history of the Targaryen dynasty. It begins with Aegon’s Conquest of Westeros, three hundred years prior the events of Game of Thrones. The book covers several major eras in Westeros’ history, including the civil war between the silver-haired clan known as the Dance of the Dragons.
Multiple generations of Targaryens are recorded and detailed in Fire & Blood so it can’t be certain what HBO wants to move forward with in terms of storyline and plot. What can be said? It will be epic. Here’s hoping that the prequel series will have a much pull as the original that’s set to end in a fortnights time. One thing’s for sure, Game of Thrones fans have something to look forward to.
Until then, check out the latest GoT review: The Last of the Starks here.