'Game of Thrones' prequel is happening! HBO orders pilot

Winter is coming yet again, just a whole lot earlier, 10,000 years earlier to be exact.

Brittany King

It's happening, folks. HBO has officially greenlit a pilot for a Game of Thrones prequel series.


The series will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones and "will chronicle the world's descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour." 


Author George R.R. Martin has taken to his website to reveal all the exciting details.


"Were very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we dont have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title," he stated. "(My vote would be THE LONG NIGHT, which says it all, but Id be surprised if thats where we end up.  More likely HBO will want to work the phrase 'game of thrones' in there somewhere.  Well know sooner or later)."

Yes, it is true, after more than a year of development, HBO has greenlit the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor shows that weve been working on, scripted by the amazing Jane Goldman.

HBO has released the following information: “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 its not the story we think we know."


The pilot was written by Jane Goldman, the screenwriter behind movies like Stardust, Kick-Ass, and the Kingsman films. If ordered to series, shell be the showrunner.


Martin didn't hold back on his website, praising her for all her work, saying, "I've consulted with all of the writers on all of the successor shows, and several of them have visited me in Santa Fe for long days of discussion, and weve gone back and forth in email, text, and telephone, so I have definitely been involved but really, the accolades here should go to Jane.   She has been an absolute thrill to work with and my god, what a talent."