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– by Seth McDonald

While fans wait, and wait, and wait for the sure to be epic eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, news came last week that HBO had finally chosen a show with which to expand their Game of Thrones universe. Creator George R.R. Martin took to his personal blog to clear up some information about the show.

“Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel. None of the characters or actors from GAME OF THRONES will appear in the new show. All of the successor shows we’ve been developing have been prequels, as I have mentioned before. This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long). We’re very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don’t have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title. (My vote would be THE LONG NIGHT, which says it all, but I’d be surprised if that’s where we end up.  More likely HBO will want to work the phrase “game of thrones” in there somewhere. We’ll know sooner or later).”

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Fans will be keeping a close eye on the pilot as it develops further, with each new bit of information being very important to how the show will shape up in the minds of the viewers. Again, this is only a pilot order, this series may never make it to air, but considering the time HBO put in to decide out of what we heard were five shows in the works, leans toward the network really thinking hard about what they wanted to do next.

Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: the Secret Service), who wrote the pilot, will serve as showrunner and will also receive a co-creator credit on the prequel series.

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Source: GRRM