‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: George R.R. Martin reveals details about the upcoming HBO show, and here’s everything we know about the prequel.
The prequel to HBO’S extremely successful TV show is on its way. Executive producer and author George R.R. Martin explains the Jane Goldman, the show runner’s pilot. According to Martin’s previous comments, the story takes place around 5,000 years prior to the epic Game of Thrones events witnessed by fans.
The prequel will show the history of Westeros and white walkers. In an interview with Entertainment, the author revealed some interesting details about the show
Martin shared that there will be several kingdoms dividing Westeros in the upcoming series.
He stated, “We talk about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon’s Conquest, But if you go back further then there are nine kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here”
The adored family of Starks along with direwolves and mammoths will be involved. Martin said, “The Starks will definitely be there, Obviously the White Walkers are here, or as they’re called in my books, The Others, and that will be an aspect of it,” He shared. In addition, he said, “There are things like direwolves and mammoths.”
The rise of the Lannister family will be unraveled. “The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Castlery Rock is certainly there; it’s like the Rock of Gibraltar,” the executive producer revealed. “It’s actually occupied by the Casterlys, for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones.”
He further shared about the casting of Naomi Watts, Denise Gough and Naomi Ackie for the preque as the female leads.
“I hesitate to use the word ‘lead’, As you know for Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor until recently; it was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble.”
In addition, he said, “I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.”
Moreover, Martin explained that the title under consideration was The Long Night. However, there were some complications due to Game of Thrones season 8’s episode 3 had the same title.
He shared that a similar name could be suitable for the prequel. He said, “I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn’t mind. That would be pretty good.”
Both Goldman and Martin will executive produce the prequel, working along with SJ Clarkson, co executive producer, Chris Symes, James Farrell, Jim Danger Gray, Vince Gerardis and Daniel Zelman.
The cast revealed consists of Miranda Richardson, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan and Dixie Egerickx. Furthermore, Watts, Gough, Josh Whitehouse, Ackie and Jamie Campbell Bower will be seen on screen.
The cast also includes Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah from the series Humans, The Chronicles of Narnia actress, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and The Last Kingdom, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor Toby Regbo.
The Game of Thrones prequel is currently in the works.