HBO orders a pilot for a 'Game of Thrones' prequel

HBO orders a pilot for a 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Goldman is one of four writers who was tasked with developing Game of Thrones spin-offs for HBO.

Either way, this new show from Martin and Goldman sounds pretty tantalizing.

Though details about the project are now scarce, it has been confirmed that the prequel will take place "thousands of years" before the events that unfold in Game Of Thrones. All of the writers have been reportedly working with George R.R. Martin in various different levels of involvement to get a new Game of Thrones series off of the ground.

The announcement of the spinoff came Friday afternoon from a confident HBO that revealed that the series is based on a story created by Martin and Goldman, and which Goldman will oversee as executive producer and potential showrunner, assuming the pilot is picked up to series.

HBO is officially moving forward with a pilot for a Game of Thrones prequel spin-off set thousands of years prior to the current smash hit fantasy series. The true origin of the White Walkers, the "mysteries of the East", and the Starks of ages past will be covered.

Game Of Thrones' finale will take place in 2019, with the prequel series now planned to premiere in 2019.

Game Of Thrones' final season is expected to premiere in 2019 with just six episodes.

The project is one of an impressive five prequels in various stages of development - the others being helmed by Bryan Cogman, Carly Wray, Max Borenstein and Brian Helgeland. Likewise, Gwendolyn Christie's Brienne of Tarth has justifiably become one of the most popular figures in the Game of Thrones tapestry, a questing ronin-knight serving various dead masters, pursuing Stark children and Baratheon justice through war and ruin.

"There is not going to be anything in any scenario where we have any sort of prequel air for at least a year after that", HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told Deadline in January.

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