Winter has come, alliances have been formed, and the stage for an unmitigated war has been painstakingly built. Even though the troops are still marching to the battlefield, fans are already gearing up for a Game of Thrones spin-off which is proclaimed to be the first of four future shows related to the series. HBO has given the green light for a prequel with Jane Goldman serving as the showrunner.
The show over seven years has frequently alluded to catastrophic events dating thousands of years ago, also foreshadowing the doom to soon fall on Westeros. Relayed as stories through characters, the Children of the Forest who created the White Walkers to aid in protection against the First Men, along with Bran the Builder and Azor Ahai as the bearer of the sword Lightbringer all encompass the tales and times of the long night. The historical event of all nightmares which precedes the Targaryen conquest of Dragonstone by 8,000 years, the long night brought the dreadful ‘winter’ which lasted almost a generation.
Despite the end marching closer, the creators gear up to pave the way to start from the start. Discussing the prequels, George R. R. Martin wrote on his blog,
On June 11th, Martin confirmed the go-ahead given by HBO for the first spin-off. “HBO has greenlit the first of the GoT successor shows, scripted by the amazing Jane Goldman. To clarify, what we have here is a pilot order, not as yet a series order,” the author wrote on Twitter.
HBO has greenlit the first of the GoT successor shows, scripted by the amazing Jane Goldman. To clarify, what we have here is a pilot order, not as yet a series order. Everybody else has already broken the news, but you can follow the link to read on https://t.co/lpP5KmQkMI pic.twitter.com/72WdHBtaYM— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 11, 2018
Game of Thrones is the televised rendition of George R.R. Martin’s celebrated series A Song of Ice and Fire. The last season is set to premiere in June 2019. Winter shall come and go, but the tales of the long night shall surpass all men.