Recreation of Thrones prequel: The whole lot you’ll want to know – CNET

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The Kids of the Forest will in all probability be featured within the upcoming Recreation of Thrones prequel.


On Sunday HBO aired The Iron Throne, the sixth episode of season eight and the ultimate ever episode of Recreation of Thrones. After eight years, the Music of Hearth and Ice has formally been sung. 

We can’t add spoilers right here, however at this level it virtually goes with out saying that the fan base is cut up on the best way to really feel about Recreation of Thrones’ final leg. Some find it irresistible, and over 1,000,000 have petitioned for it to be remade. 

In the event you’re in Camp A, and perhaps even should you’re in Camp B, you may be completely satisfied to listen to that HBO shouldn’t be completed with the universe of Recreation of Thrones. There are lots of tales from Westeros and Essos left to spin. A Recreation of Thrones prequel is coming, and the wheels are very a lot in movement. We do not have a launch date but, however stars have been forged and a pilot will quickly be shot.

Here is every thing we all know thus far.

The Age of Heroes 

The Recreation of Thrones prequel takes place earlier than Ned Stark’s fateful, deadly journey to King’s Touchdown. Like, means earlier than.

HBO’s official synopsis of the present has it happening “1000’s of years” earlier than The Music of Ice and Hearth story, and provides that the prequel will chronicle “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”

The Age of Heroes, for these with out an encyclopaedic data of Westeros lore, is the period after the First Males and the Kids of the Forest solid a peace pact. The Age of Heroes started 10,000 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones and ended with the Coming of the Andals, which occurred both 6,000, four,000 or 2,000 years earlier than Thrones, with totally different sources inside Westeros citing totally different finish markers for the epoch.

So, once more, we do not know precisely when the story will happen.


Ned Stark will not be within the prequel, however his potential ancestor, Bran the Builder, could possibly be.


One trace, although, comes from author George R.R. Martin himself, who’s concerned within the present’s manufacturing. Martin stated in his Not a Weblog that his recommended title for the prequel was The Lengthy Evening.

That is in reference to the White Walkers’ first invasion of Westeros. “The Others,” as they’re referred to in historical instances, introduced a winter that lasted years. The White Walkers have been ultimately pushed north by The First Males and the Kids of the Forest, which led to the creation of The Wall. The Wall would hold the lifeless at bay till, nicely, .

The Age of Heroes noticed the formation of many enduring homes. Bran the Builder erected The Wall throughout this era and is claimed to have then based Home Stark, aka The Kings of Winter, at Winterfell. In the meantime, Lann the Intelligent scammed his means into possession of Casterly Rock, previously owned by the Casterlys, and from there constructed Home Lannister.

It has been famous that The First Males couldn’t write, so most of what occurred throughout The Age of Heroes comes from tales penned centuries later or handed down through track. One factor is for positive, HBO’s synopsis warns us “it isn’t the story we predict we all know.”

Outdated instances, new faces

Although we all know nothing about time, place or characters, we do know among the key actors concerned within the fantasy epic.

Naomi Watts was the primary forged reveal. She’ll play the present’s main girl, a personality formally described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a darkish secret.” (Which does not sound too totally different from Ned Stark, a charismatic Lord hiding a darkish secret.) Watts will act throughout lead man Josh Whitehouse, who doesn’t but have a Wikipedia web page however, I believe, quickly will.

A number of forged members have been introduced since, lots of whom are acquainted inside epic fantasy. Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Half 1), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Hearth) are amongst those that will play your new favourite heroes (or most hated villains).


Naomi Watts brings the star energy to the Thrones prequel’s forged.

Theo Wargo

By way of behind-the-scenes expertise, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, showrunners of Recreation of Thrones’ TV adaption, aren’t anticipated to have massive roles. These two chaps will probably be tied up in a galaxy far, far-off. Martin, in the meantime, will government produce the present. 

Changing D&D, as Weiss and Benioff are (generally) affectionately identified, will probably be Jane Goldman. Goldman has penned screenplays for tremendous movies like X-Males: Days of Future Previous, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. S.J. Clarkson will direct the pilot episode. Clarkson has beforehand directed episodes of Jessica Jones, The Defenders and helmed Netflix’s Collateral murder-mystery collection. 

If not now, when?

The pilot for the present is predicted to shoot in “early summer season” this yr, in accordance with Leisure Weekly. Casey Bloys, HBO’s head of programming, has beforehand stated the present would air not less than a yr after Recreation of Thrones’ conclusion, making 2020 the earliest attainable launch date.

So far solely a pilot, and never a whole season, has been greenlit. Though that course of is probably going perfunctory, it additionally suggests a present nonetheless in early levels of improvement. In different phrases, 2020 is feasible however do not be stunned if it finally ends up airing in 2021 or 2022.


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Wait, there’s extra?

Recreation of Thrones is HBO’s golden goose. The above prequel is not the one golden egg HBO is relying on.

Martin has confirmed that he has proposed a minimum of 5 Recreation of Thrones spinoff exhibits. “Nicely, if he is proposed 5 perhaps just one will see the sunshine of day,” I hear you questioning. However Martin says three of them are presently in improvement.

“Now we have had 5 totally different Recreation of Thrones successor exhibits in improvement,” he wrote in early Could on his Not a Weblog, “and three of them are nonetheless transferring ahead properly. The one I’m not alleged to name The Lengthy Evening will probably be capturing later this yr, and two different exhibits stay within the script stage, however we’re edging nearer.

“What are they about? I can not say.”

Oh, George, you tease.

Initially revealed Could 15.

Replace, Could 19: Provides data in intro based mostly on season finale.  


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