Missing the smash-hit series already? It’s been long, cold and agonizing months since Game of Thrones took its final bow and we’ve been waiting for any news about a GOT inspired prequel. Finally, it’s here! Missed out on some GOT episodes, tune in to game of thrones season 7 episode 1 watch online. In this article, we will find the Will there be a game of thrones prequel.
Game of Thrones fanatics have been wondering if season 8 is the end of GOT or is there a season 9? Should we expect a prequel or a spin-off? Well, it’s time to say goodbye, no matter how difficult it feels.
This is it. It’s a wrap up for GOT fans as the curtain falls on GOT with season 8. The epic TV series is based on a novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. However, it surpassed the novel story.
Will there be a game of thrones prequel? Well, word on the street is that GOT fans should look out for a spin-off series based on the show. It’s no news that HBO would like to keep GOT running for as long as eternity considering it has bagged 132 Emmy awards so far creating a new record as the scripted series with the most wins.
The smash-hit show has a cult following and its fans are not yet ready to bid it goodbye with season eight.
As per the fictional Iron Islands of Westeros, “what is dead may never die.”Even though the curtains have fallen for Game of Thrones, the future is prime for the world of Westeros. HBO is currently working on a prequel series and we might end up with more than one spin-off show. Here’s what we know about the yet to air prequel so far:
It will take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones:
According to the HBO pilot for a GOT prequel, it will take place thousands of years before the GOT story you know. And won’t overlap with any events in the A Song of Ice and Fire storyline we are aware of.
According to the network, the prequel series chronicles the world’s descent across the golden age of heroes to its darkest hour which is anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 years prior to the events of the current GOT.
It will highlight the horrific dark secrets of Westeros’s history and showcases the true origin of the white walkers, the Starks of legend and the mysteries of the east. Only one thing’s for sure, it’s not what you think you know.
George R. R. Martin will be part of it:
Producer and screenwriter Jane Goldman (X-men: First Class, Kick-ass, Kingsman) will direct the project and serve as showrunner alongside Martin the creator of the fantasy series ASoIF. With Goldman on board, we expect a dose of gory horror and dark humor.
As of May 2019. there were five different got successor prequels in development and so far three are still moving forward smoothly. However, GOT showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will stay on as executive producers but will not be deeply involved with the prequels.
Who are the main stars?
The two biggest names of the prequel series are Naomi watts and Miranda Richardson. The ring and The King Kong actress, Naomi watts was the first cast member to be announced for the prequel series.
She has been tapped to star on the show and even though the exact details about her character are unknown, it is believed she’ll play an enchanting socialite with a dark web of secrets. Another star is lann the clever who takes control of the Casterly rock and founder of House of Lannister in Westeros history. And he becomes the ancestor of Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion Lannister.
We’ve got some exciting nine other cast members on board. We expect to see Miranda Richardson, (Rita Skeeter in The Harry Potter Franchise), Jonathan Whitehouse (Poldark), and Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who, Star Wars: Episode IX).
Also on the cast are Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Denise Gough (Colette) and Sheila Atim who has made a name for herself in Harlots. Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) has got the dramatic chops, Alex Sharp (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans) and Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
The cast members of the original series will not be appearing on the prequel show.
S.J. Clarkson will direct the prequel.
S.J. Clarkson is best known for her works on shows such as Jessica Jones, Orange Is the New Black, Vinyl, The Defenders, Dexter, Succession and many more. She’ll be the executive producer of the GOT prequel and will work alongside Martin, James Farrell, Goldman, Daniel Zelman, Jim Danger, Vince Gerardis, Gray, and co-executive producer Chris Symes. We expect a dose of action-packed and drama-filled stark storylines with all these big names on board.
There is no release date or project timeline yet:
Even though there is no set release date yet, we expect the prequel to air at least in 2020. This is according to HBO who announced that once they do a pilot and a series, the project will air a year after the final season. So we presume since GOT season eight airs in 2019 then a spinoff will air earliest in 2020.
Also filming of the nameless series (hint: it might be called The Long Night) has begun with production underway during 2019 early summer in Northern Ireland. This is also where a big part of GOT production took place. It would, however, start filming in the north-western coast of Africa in the Canary Islands before moving to Northern Ireland during fall.
The budget could be massive:
According to HBO’s senior VP of drama, Francesca Orsi, the budget for the spin-off could be huge. The prequel is going big and even $50 million per season would not cut it. When GOT first debuted, the budget was around $60 million for the 10-episode season 1.
But the spin-off is expected to kick off with a higher production value also considering GOT production ticked upwards with season 8 costing $15 million per episode.
There will be “no dragons.”
According to R.R. Martin the author and creator of Westeros, the new prequel will be set in a different era of Westeros. There’ll be no iron throne, no dragons, no iron king’s landing, and no Targaryens. But there will be dire wolves, starks and white walkers plus mammoths.
The story delves into thousands of years prior to the era of the seven kingdoms even before the dragons graced Westeros.
There are hundreds of kingdoms:
We expect to see hundreds of kingdoms instead of the seven we see in GOT. Long before the seven kingdoms of Aegon’s conquest of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, there were hundreds of small kingdoms and that is the era that the new project will showcase. Yep, you heard right, 100-petty kingdoms! You can imagine the drama, action, and adrenaline rush. Isn’t it epic?
To sum it up:
GOT fans have got a reason to smile again. With the new prequel soon hitting our screens we sure hope it will be the GOT fix we’ve all been yearning for all this time.