GAME of Thrones fans are one step closer to getting more fantasy-world action from HBO, with the network reportedly ordering a pilot for a new prequel to the show.
The instalment is one of five potential developments connected to the series, Variety reported. HBO PR’s Twitter account retweeted the Variety report.
Writer Jane Goldman, who was tapped to be the prequel’s showrunner, developed her prequel concept alongside George R.R. Martin, who wrote the novel series that inspired the hugely popular show, the outlet said. The pair will reportedly also serve as executive producers, in addition to Daniel Zelman and Vince Gerardis.
Specifics about the show at this point are scant but the network has revealed that it’ll depict “the worlds’ descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is set to debut in 2019.
Last month, Thrones star Emilia Clarke dropped some troubling hints about the fate of her character Daenarys Targaryen in the long-awaited finale.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Clarke, 31, revealed that Daenerys’ story comes to a “weird” conclusion in the end.
“It f**ked me up. Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavour in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is … I’m doing all this weird s**t,” she said.
“You’ll know what I mean when you see it.”
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