George RR Martin Drops Some Key Details On Game Of Thrones Prequel

Mohnish Singh
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The kind of popularity that the HBO series Game Of Thrones has enjoyed over the years is almost impossible to replicate for any other series in near future. After feasting their eyes on some highly successful installments of the fantasy drama, the audience will soon get to see a brand-new season of Game Of Thrones which is going to be the final season of the series expected to hit the airwaves somewhere in April 2019 on HBO.

The latest we hear that soon after concluding Game Of Thrones with its eighth season in April 2019, the makers will work on a prequel to the series. We don’t know much about the series as yet except that it is indeed in the works. Nevertheless, important details have just started spilling out about the prequel, some of them coming from the mouth of creator George R.R. Martin. If Martin’s words are anything to go by, the prequel is not going to feature a series of familiar elements, including Targaryens, and maybe even dragons.

Talking to a popular magazine, Martin confirmed that the prequel will date back closer to 5,000 years instead of the rumored 10,000 years. “Westeros is a very different place. There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built,” he said, adding, “We’re dealing with a different and older world and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series.”

Casey Bloys, HBO president of programming, who had previously hinted the prequel would have a different look and feel, confirms that despite being different in various ways, it will have a classic Game of Thrones feel. He also confirmed that the prequel is not going to star any actor from the original cast.

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