For those of us who are grueling over the fact that the 8th and final season of Games of Thrones will only be 6 episodes, this will come as good news. HBO has announced that a prequel to the events that happened in The Known World will start filming next year in February. This series will center around the old king, which you would know (unless you were sleeping under a rock last season) you would know that is Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow father.
The working titled for the TV show will be ‘The Long Night’ and it will pretty much explain all there is that comes from the universe of Thrones. Whether it be the White Walkers or the Dragons and the Old King, the show should cover a number of details that are skimmed through in the actual series. Screen Rant reports:
Ordered by HBO earlier this year, Goldman’s series takes place thousands of years before the events in Game of Thrones and reveals the truth behind the creation of the White Walkers, among other secrets of Westeros history. The prequel is tentatively expected to premiere on HBO in 2020, about a year or so after Game of Thrones airs its eighth and final season (which will run for six episodes).
Jane Goldman, the talented screenwriter responsible for movies like ‘The Kingsman’ and ‘Stardust’, will helm the production. While there are currently 5 Game of Thrones spin-off’s/prequel TV shows in the works, but this one stands out because it’s with the home brand, HBO. They’re not in any rush either. A big 2019 is ahead for HBO who is going to have to work hard to beat out Netflix next year. After losing the Emmy’s for the first time in a while, HBO is prime for a comeback.