HBO has officially greenlit the prequel pilot of Game of Thrones. The untitled project is co-created by Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and author of the source material, George R.R. Martin.
Goldman will also serve as the series' showrunner.
Per HBO, here's the logline of the series:
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’ 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.
Should the pilot gets ordered to series, it's likely to premiere sometime in 2020 after the final season of Game of Thrones.
In other Thrones news, Daenerys' portrayer Emilia Clarke dropped a tease about her character's final moments on the series. She told Vanity Fair:
It fucked me up.
Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is . . .
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