Game of Thrones may have ended its run on a less-than-stellar note, but that’s not to say great stories can’t still be drawn from the well that is Westeros. And you know HBO is going to take full advantage of the entire world they have at their disposal. We already know of one prequel series underway that is set to take place thousands of years in the past, and it’s that series that we have news for.
According to Entertainment Weekly, production has officially underway on the Game of Thrones prequel pilot. Keep in mind, this is currently just a pilot order, meaning that HBO could still come in, tell them to redo everything, and then only then order a series. They could also nix the thing altogether, so there’s no use of getting your hopes up (though it does seem like this thing is going to happen)!
Anyway, production is going down in Northern Ireland, which makes sense, given that the original series filmed a big chunk of the show there. It’s also become something of a national treasure. I only recently visited the country a couple of months back, and based on the stained-glass murals they have going up around Belfast, it’s clear they take great pride in it (“Game of Thrones is all we have,” one person said). There is no word yet on whether or not they will be shooting in other locations just yet.
This series is set to come from Jane Goldman and author George R.R. Martin himself, with Jessica Jones‘ S.J. Clarkson serving as director.
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