Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

HBO orders spinoff prequel pilot

HBO Confirms Their ‘Game Of Thrones’ PREQUEL Series HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel
Charles Bowen | 12 June, 2018, 00:34

Set thousands of years before the existing series, the proposed prequel pilot will be written by Jane Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for movies Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and several others.

As he regularly does via this blog, George R.R Martin provided an update on the new show but he also revealed that HBO are still pushing ahead with plans to develop more shows.

"Taking place thousands of years before the events of 'Game of Thrones, ' the series chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour".

HBO has announced there will be a Game of Thrones prequel.

The Long Night: A Game of Thrones Story has a nice ring to it.

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In a post on his website (via Entertainment Weekly), Martin explained that while he's helped with the new pilot as a consultant, the project is going to be fully spearheaded by Kingsman and Kickass writer Jane Goldman.

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 is set to air in the summer of 2019.

Anyway, Game of Thrones fans will be absolutely delighted to here that the other spinoff shows are still being pursued and that they're very much alive.

Martin also praised Goldman (she's now working on Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid), who he called "an absolute thrill to work with... and my god, what a talent". Below, Martin offers new details on the series, and suggests a possible Game of Thrones prequel title. If I wasn't busy with Winds, don't you think I'd be scripting one or more of these pilots myself? (TVLine has reached out to HBO for comment.) He added: "Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come".

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