With only one season remaining of Game of Thrones it has been well known that multiple pitches have been being tossed around and now one has finally hit the mark. HBO has released the following description about the still to be named series that they have ordered a pilot for.
“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’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.”
I am certainly not ready to say goodbye to the characters of Game of Thrones and for some reason feel myself a little reluctant to get excited about their ancestors before I know the current fate of Westeros. That aside though it is comforting to know that Season 8 will not really be the end.
The pilot ordered, as described above, will be prequel to Game of Thrones with writer Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class) and author George R.R. Martin.
For all the details check out the Entertainment Weekly article