Last week, HBO finally gave a greenlight to film a pilot episode for one of the five Game of Thrones spinoff series that were in development at the network. George R.R. Martin and Kingsman screenwriter Jane Goldman are producing the still untitled show from Goldman's script, which will be a prequel story set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. While it may be two years or more before we finally see the new show on HBO, Martin has offered an update on the project and reconfirmed its setting.
"Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel," wrote Martin on his blog. "This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before Game of Thrones (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long). We’re very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don’t have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title."
Martin added that The Long Night would be his preferred title for the new series, but he expects HBO to keep Game of Thrones in the title. He also indicated that only one of the potential prequel series has been shelved and that the other three prequel scripts may eventually be filmed as well.
"Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development," said Martin. "Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain."
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