The Game of Thrones Prequel Features the Origins of the Starks
Winter is coming
The long wait, which the makers of Game of Thrones imposed on us fans, has finally come to a stop as news flies around about HBO confirming the very first Game of Thrones Prequel. This news is not just speculation anymore as writers George RR Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire writer and co-producer of the blockbuster series GOT) and Jane Goldman are all set to work on a prequel set thousands of years before the timeline of the TV series.
The network’s synopsis reads:
“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’ 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.”
Age of Heroes is a big part of A Song of Ice and Fire. It features characters like Bran, the Builder and many more.
“The Age of Heroes was an era during the history of Westeros which takes its name from the great men and women who lived in the years of peace that followed the forging of the Pact between the First Men and the children of the forest. Many noble houses trace their family histories to the Age of Heroes and many stories, songs, and legends are told about it. It is an era that is shrouded in mystery, with more myth than fact known about it. There are numerous tales from the Age of Heroes, too many to count. These histories were not recorded in books but passed down from generation to generation through story and song. While some of them may be dismissed as fairy tales everyone one of the Seven Kingdoms is defined by them.”
After many speculations whether Westeros history will be used for the Game of Thrones prequel, George RR Martin has disclosed that it will not be based on the Dunk and Egg stories and Robert’s Rebellion, which are the previous works of Martin.
“I’ve only written and published three novellas to date, and there are at least seven or eight or ten more I want to write. We all know how slow I am, and how fast a television show can move. I don’t want to repeat what happened with Game of Thrones itself, where the show gets ahead of the books.”
“By the time I finish writing A Song of Ice and Fire, you will know every important thing that happened in Robert’s Rebellion,” Martin said last year. “There would be no surprises or revelations left in such a show, just the acting out of conflicts whose resolutions you already know.”
Though no specific date has been released as of yet, Casey Bloys, President of Programming of HBO, stated at TCA that, there would be a gap between the end GOT and the Game of Thrones Prequel:
“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”
“I want the final season of Game of Thrones to be the final season of Game of Thrones, I don’t want to use it to launch something else, I want it to stand as the finale of the greatest TV show of all time, I don’t want to do anything that infringes on that.”
Right now, we only know the writers behind the prequel. Meanwhile, the creators of the very popular TV series Game of Thrones, D.B Weiss and David Benioff have now committed to work on the Star Wars Universe.