HBO Has Ordered A Pilot Of A ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

A pilot of a ‘Game of Thrones‘ prequel has been ordered by the US broadcaster HBO.

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The US network has enjoyed incredible success with the TV drama, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series `A Song of Ice and Fire’, and the broadcaster is now seemingly looking to build on its popularity by ordering a prequel series to pilot.

The prequel – which is currently untitled – will be set “thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thones'”.

The programmes logline explains: “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’ 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 prequel has been created by Martin and Jane Goldman, who will be serving as the showrunner.

The original show – which stars the likes of Emilia Clarke – will air its eighth and final season in 2019.

And Casey Bloys, HBO’s President of Programming, previously insisted that any ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off shows will not be broadcast until at least a year after the original has finished.

Speaking in July 2017, he shared: “The No. 1 priority in all of this is the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’. I don’t want to do anything with the spin-off or anything that detracts or distracts from that. That season will happen. And my guess is it’ll be at least a year before you [see] anything else.

“What I don’t want is that the attention to be drawn off the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing and have the distraction of a new ‘Game of Thrones’ airing right after it. I think it’s best to separate it.

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