The world is but bittersweet…
Just days following the announcement that Game of Thrones has finished filming FOREVER and Maisie Williams, our Arya Stark, was the last cast member to say farewell…
I have no clue what I am going to do when I see Kit Harington without his Jon Snow hair, I pity whatever poor soul is around me at that moment!
Game of Thrones fans were able to awaken from the darkness at the news, via Belfast Telegraph, that the Game of Thrones prequel, working title The Long Night, that HBO greenlit a pilot for back in June will begin filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland in October! Considering that HBO has stated that no Game of Throne spin-off show will air before the final season of Game of Thrones, I think it is safe to say that the world is a bit surprised that production is happening so soon.
But just because the production of the show is happening doesn’t mean we will be seeing the episode anytime soon! The pilot episode will be shot than most likely thrown through the ringer at HBO. This may be the last bit of information we get about the show before we learn if the premium channel will pick it up for a full season run!
The pilot will shoot at The Paint Hall in Belfast’s Titanic Quarters, which has been home of Game of Thrones and the Iron Throne for several years.
The prequel has Jane Goldman (Stardust, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) acting as the showrunner and GRRM acting as co-creator and helping with writing and development. Back in June, a vague description of the series was released:
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.
At the time Martin also stated, “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”
This news is uplifting, if everything goes right and the pilot wins over HBO we might not be away from Westeros too long after the final credits of Game of Thrones roll – and THANK THE GODS!
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in 2019!
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