A new Game of Thrones prequel is nearing a pilot order from HBO, meaning we could get a SECOND GoT prequel next year. And lucky for us, GoT author George R. R. Martin just confirmed new details about the show in a post on his website, Not a Blog.
First, though, he confirmed that this second prequel does not cancel out the first one by Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts, as some fans had worried. He said there "are eight billion stories to be told about Westeros, Essos, Sothoryos, and the lands beyond the Sunset Sea, south of Oz and north of Shangri-La…" This second prequel moving toward pilot order doesn't mean the first prequel, set thousands of years before this one, will be going anywhere. In fact, it just wrapped filming, and is nearing a first cut, which GRRM said he is expecting to see soon. Ahhhh!
Next, the GoT mastermind confirmed there will be dragons in the new second prequel. Yasssssssss!
More CGI dragons headed to HBO, and more Game of Thrones history than we can wrap our minds around... We guess we should set that HBO subscription to auto-renew.
He also confirmed this prequel is based on his Targaryen history book, Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before a Game of Thrones, that was released last November.
Martin went on to reveal that it has a title already. (Well, that was fast.) But he also confirmed no one has guessed the title yet, meaning it's not just Fire & Blood like everyone expects.
Last week, Entertainment Weekly reported that HBO is close to a deal for a project about the history of the Targaryens, and it will include tons of dragons. It'll follow the storied house's rise to power and eventually end in the Targaryens' massive civil war, called the Dance of the Dragons.
Ryan Condal (Hercules) penned this script, which will be executive produced by Martin.
The first sequel, rumored to be called Game of Thrones: The Longest Night, was written by Jane Goldman (X-Men series). This prequel will predate the Targaryen one by thousands of years, and is rumored to take place before the the Long Night and reveals the terrifying secrets of Westeros’s history. GRRM said that it touches on the genesis of the White Walkers, the great mystery of the East and the legend of the first Starks, whereas the Targaryen Civil War, the Dance of Dragons, took place about 200 years before the events of the Game of Thrones series we know and love.
While a premiere date for the first prequel by Goldman is still TBD, we're betting we'll see it next year, and the second one by Condal by 2021.
And you thought your obsession with Game of Thrones was over... (By the old gods and the new, it's only just beginning.)