George R. R. Martin says it’s time to get ready for a whole new Westeros.
The 70-year-old Game of Thrones creator spilled the Targaryen tea about the upcoming GoT prequel, The Long Night, and revealed it’s set 5,000 years before Khaleesi got her groove back (and fell in love with her nephew).
It’s so far in the past, in fact, that the Targaryens and their dragon sidekicks aren’t even a thing yet.
“Westeros is a very different place,” Martin told Entertainment Tonight of the forthcoming HBO series. “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. We’re dealing with a different and older world and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series.”
We suppose it makes sense since, as ET points out, 5,000 years ago predates Valyria, the Essos city that helped House Targaryen and their scaly friends rise to prominence.
Still, we want our dragons and female leaders, and we want them now, George.