Now that Game Of Thrones has ended, fans have the prequel to look forward to. Helmed by Jane Goldman, the filming for the new fantasy show began in May. So far, little has been revealed about the series but that is about to change.
In an interview with the EW, George. R.R. Martin revealed some information about the awaited Game of Thrones prequel. Here are some facts:
It won’t be the same Westeros
“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 Starks will be there
“The Starks will definitely be there,” Martin said. And while much has been made about the fact the prequel predates dragons, that doesn’t mean there won’t be other creatures like mammoths and direwolves.
The prequel predates the Lannister family
“The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Casterly Rock is certainly there … It’s actually occupied by the Casterlys — for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones.”
It will be an ensemble like the Game Of Thrones
“As you know for Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor [during awards season] until recently; it was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble. I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.”
The prequel hasn’t been titled yet. But Martin has a few names in his mind. “I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn’t mind,” he said. “That would be pretty good.”
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