After eight seasons, Game of Thrones comes to its conclusion next year. But now fans thirsting for more can rest easy in the knowledge that additional Westeros action is on the way after the show’s network HBO ordered a pilot for a possible spin-off series.
HBO confirmed to CNN that the pilot will be set thousands of years before the events of the current Game of Thrones, and “chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.” An ominous logline for the show reads, “from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s 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.”
The as yet untitled prequel was created by British screenwriter Jane Goldman, who has notably worked on screenplays for Kick-Ass and the Kingsman movies, and original Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
Previously, HBO’s programming president, Casey Bloys, teased that “zero to five” Game of Thrones spin-off projects could make it to the small screen.
The final season of Game of Thrones will take place in 2019. HBO has given no date for an expected release of the prequel.
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