Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones are all eagerly anticipating the 8th and final season to come on the airwaves. With the White Walkers and their army of the undead on the way south after tearing down The Wall with the help of a Dragon under the Night King’s control, every house in Westeros is in for the fight of their lives. How the final season plays out is anyone’s guess, as Game of Thrones always has a way of surprising even the loyalest of fans, but HBO isn’t quite ready to let this fan base go after the season comes to its conclusion.
HBO has officially ordered a TV series pilot for a prequel to Game of Thrones, written by Jane Goldman. Goldman will also be brought on as the prequel’s showrunner and will serve as an executive producer along with A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. If the prequel pilot is ordered to series, we may be seeing it as soon as 2020, which won’t be too long after the final season of Game of Thrones finishes airing, as it’s not scheduled to come back until 2019. This is something fans of the series are head over heels about.
Not only did HBO confirm the order, they also released a synopsis for the prequel:
“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. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s 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.”
Goldman’s resume includes work on the Kick-Ass, X-Men, and Kingsman films. She has also adapted scripts for The Woman in Black and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Her eclectic resume brings a newfound excitement for a series so dear to every fan’s heart.