Game of Thrones may be ending with Season 8, but that will be far from the last time we visit Westeros.
We’ve known for quite a while that five potential spinoffs were being developed at HBO, yet now the network has formally given a pilot request to one of those prequel thoughts. Furthermore, the most energizing piece? The venture is being helmed by a lady.
Last fall, HBO commissioned five writers to develop prequel ideas with George R.R. Martin. The network was most satisfied by a pitch from Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Golden Circle screenwriter Jane Goldman, giving her venture a pilot arrange, agreeing to TVLine. Goldman will fill in as the showrunner and carry Executive Producer credentials along with Martin. Be that as it may, don’t hope to see your most loved characters; her prequel will jump back in time a large number of years before the events of the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss series to detail Westeros’ history at its “breaking point.” Here’s the enticing description, which is certain to get GoT fans’ heads humming with energy:
“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.”
As fans know, we saw the origin of the Night King with the Children of the Forest in the sixth season of the show, but this prequel suggests the beginning of the White Walkers is a whole different story. Whatever it ends up being, I’m thrilled HBO had the sense to hire a woman to helm the project; hopefully that means less sexual assault and more complex stories about women!
This may not be the only GoT prequel on the way though. The four other writers who signed deals with HBO for spinoffs include Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Carly Wray and Bryan Cogman, and Deadline reports that one of their scripts might get a pilot order as well soon. Game of Thrones returns for its final season next year.