HBO’s megahit series Game of Thrones will be concluding with its final and eighth season next year. Meanwhile, the network has plans to launch a spinoff for its audience. According to the latest update, the said spinoff will be a prequel to the current Game of Thrones story and is already under development.
Belfast Telegraph is reporting that the Game of Thrones spinoff will begin filming this October after Superman prequel Krypton finishes filming. As per the publication, the staff that is currently stationed at the Paint Hall studios in the city’s Titanic Quarter has already been briefed about the next major project.
The series has prominently been shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland and The Paint Hall has been its prime location. Meanwhile, The Game of Thrones prequel will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the epic fantasy war drama. However, the network is only planning to shoot a pilot with the hopes of a full season being picked up later. It is certain that HBO wants to launch its newest series by 2020.
The network is yet to order a full season and there is not much of information available about the spinoff. In his personal blog, George R.R. Martin–the author of the series A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones showrunner—wrote about the prequel in his personal blog.
He revealed that none of the Game of Thrones actors will appear in the Prequel (though Kit Harrington confirmed his exclusion in March) that is set almost ten thousand years before the epic saga. The show is yet to get its director, cast, and title. However, his vote is for “The Long Night” to be as the title of the series that will focus on the era when the White Walkers first appeared.
Interestingly, the show has Jane Goldman as showrunner, who also wrote the pilot script. She is known for writing the screenplay of Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class, Star Dust, and more.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones is currently in production for its eighth season. Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Arya Stark, is one of the few stars who have wrapped up filming their part. The show is yet to receive an official airdate and will go on air in 2019.
Source: Belfast Telegraph
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