Thank goodnesss! FINALLY, we are getting another show from the Game of Thrones universe! The actual Game of Thrones show wrapped at the beginning of summer and we were left wondering whether we would get any other new shows from the same universe. Well, wonder no more because the prequel to one of HBO’s most popular series has just finished filming! Inspired by George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, this prequel will take place thousands of years before the Game of Thrones era.
The name of the series has yet to be announced, but rumor has it that it will be called The Long Night. There has been nine new cast members added, which are: Jonathan Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno, Jeremiah, Georgie, Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo.
Taking place thousands of years before Game of Thrones, the show’s story line details the first attack on Westeros by White Walkers. The earliest that the series will air is in 2020.
“If we do a pilot and series, nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season. We’re not doing a final season and then, ‘Following it at 11 p.m. … ,’” HBO’s Casey Bloys recently told The Hollywood Reporter.
Also, sadly, there will be NO DRAGONS in the prequel. But there will be sharks, White Walkers and Direwolves!
“It hasn’t started shooting yet, but they’re getting very close to that. They have a great director and an amazing cast. I’ve been following along closely. I have my fingers crossed. It’s different. It’s definitely very different. It’s set thousands of years in the past. You’re looking at a whole different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King’s Landing. It will be interesting to see what the fans make of that.”
There will also be more than seven kingdoms, Casterly Rock does exist, however the Lannisters do not exist yet. There are a possibility of a good amount of prequels and spin-offs, however, there will be ABSOLUTELY no sequel.