If you are a true fan of one of the most successful series of all time, surely you were left wanting more after their eighth season. To the joy of many, andn June 2018 HBO gave a green light to a prequel pilot of game of Thrones by George RR Martin, the author behind A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of books on which the original program is based, alongside screenwriter Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service).Now we have an idea of ??when to start the production of the series and how long we have to wait until it opens, as well as some of the new faces that will play a role. Tea we tell everything we know about the prequel to game of Thrones
Only a few hours after the news was known that the first HBO Game of Thrones prequel, which was developed by screenwriter Jane Goldman and starring Naomi Watts, had been abandoned, HBO and WarnerMedia announced the second prequel.
This spinoff, which is called House of the Dragon, does not need to film a pilot to prove its worth, and almost certainly end up on television screens. The prequel led by Watts, who never received an official title, only filmed a pilot (supposedly expensive).
House of the Dragon takes place about 300 years before the flagship series. It focuses on the trials of the Targaryen House, the noble family that conquered Westeros and united the Seven Kingdoms, and that finally produced Daenerys, who was one of the most beloved heroes and the most fearsome villains of Game of Thrones.
However, House of the Dragon may not be the only prequel to Game of Thrones and it has already been suggested that a third series will be in development. A fourth prequel, created by writer Bryan Cogman of Game of Thrones, was eliminated in April.
Details of the author's mouth
The writer and screenwriter of fantasy literature and science fiction, George R.R. Martin, who is the author of the series of novels Song of Ice and Fire, adapted for television with the title Game of Thrones, released new details about the expected prequel to this production.
In his personal blog, among other things, he reiterated that they have new programs in development and that the Targaryen series will not be called ?Fire & Blood. In addition, he said he hopes to see the first cut of the Long Night prequel soon, set thousands of years after Jane Goldman's show in Westeros' history. And yes, it will be based on material from one of his books, whose public cover.
This is part of what the author writes in his blog: The Internet is full of stories about a second prequel to Game of Thrones that is close to production. There are stories in dozens of places. Many people have sent me emails since these stories came to the web, asking me to confirm or deny them. I'm sorry. I can not. Well, not much, in any case.
He went on to say that what can be confirmed that HBO had several successive Game of Thrones programs in development. There were four to start. Then five. Then three. I've said all that before. Jane Goldman's untitled program, which I still shouldn't call The long night, is one of those. The pilot finished a month ago and has been in post-production. I hope to see your first cut soon, the author continues, adding that he was able to visit Belfast and take a look behind the scenes of some of his sets, and, according to him, they are spectacular.
In a previous interview with The New York Times, Martin indicated that Goldman will have a lot of freedom to create the world of the series, since the time in which it develops thousands of years before the events of Martin's novels is not mentioned much in A Song of Ice and Fire nor in the HBO series.
?If you look at the books published so far, there is very little material about that: a sentence here, a sentence there. Old Nan tells a story that takes up a paragraph. So Jane had to create the characters, the configuration and some of the events, ?Martin explained. "We had to see everything that was said and say," OK, this is what was said at the time, we have to do it now congruent. " We scrambled some ideas, and made some suggestions. But it was Jane who has done more, he added.
And complement: ?It has been established (the prequel) in thousands of years before Game of Thrones. The King's Landing does not exist. The iron throne does not exist. There are no dragons there.
After the success of the series Game of Thrones, It doesn't surprise us, at all, that HBO would like to continue with those moments of glory. Therefore, the idea of ??some prequel gust, and much, to the fans of the series. However, now it seems that HBO has slammed the spin-off or original prequel. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, the screenwriter and producer of Game of Thrones, Byran Cogman, confessed that his prequel did not move forward.
And, truthfully, this decision has meant a jug of cold water for the fans of the series. However, maybe all is not lost and HBO may intend to make another production related to game of Thrones, but otherwise how it was conceived at first.
In fact, in 2017 it was announced that HBO was preparing up to four possible prequels, to which another one was added that has already been discarded. But, apparently, now everything points to one of these spin-offs going ahead and having a pilot chapter. The captains of this project, in this case, will be Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin.
Recently, other actors who participate in this series were confirmed. Among them, Marqus Rodrguez, of Definitely, Maybe, John Simm (Doctor Who) and Richard McCabe (Notting hill), who will join the British John Heffernan and the young actress Dixie Egerickx.
The first group of artists to participate in this production includes Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse. In addition, Naomi Ackie's participation was also confirmed (Star Wars: Episode IX), Denise Gough (Angels in America), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black mirror), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (To the bone) and Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
The character that Josh Whitehouse plays in the series is a bit mysterious, as no details were revealed in the casting announcement made by The Hollywood Reporter. All that is known about his character is that he plays "a key role, even if he is not the main male protagonist."
Whitehouse is best known for his portrayal of Hugh Armitage in Poldark's Little Drama and then appear in a new 1983 version of Valley girl.
According Variety, Watts play "a charismatic socialit that hides a dark secret" in the series, which is expected to begin filming in early 2019.
Behind the cameras
HBO will have hired the director of The Defenders Y Jessica Jones, S.J. Clarkson, to direct the pilot episode of the series, as The Wrap has known. Clarkson previously joined the address of the next installment of the franchise Star trek, but that project has stalled, and today seems to be in limbo.
In 2018, HBO confirmed the scheduled start of the pilot's production during the Television Critics Association (TCA) press event. The chain has Goldman as executive producer, along with Martin and several other executive producers of game of Thrones.
. @ HBO boss Casey Bloys on @GameOfThrones prequel pilot: Starting search for director, hoping to start shooting next year. #GameofThrones # TCA18
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Rumors about several prequel projects have been circulating for a while. However, it is not surprising that Martin offered his help on this particular project, considering that he was not satisfied when Thrones deviated greatly from the books (the sixth volume, The Winds of Winter, has been delayed several times).
Apparently, Goldman "won" a kind of contest on HBO in which five writers gave ideas for prequels and splits; the other four are "still under consideration" on HBO. Goldman's curriculum includes Kick-ass, X-Men: First Class Y X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also, write the script for the next Little mermaid from Disney.
According to the rumors, the series will be set thousands of years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, and it is about the last days of the Age of Heroes, a time when many kings and heroes (Bran the Builder, Lann the Clever, the Gray King) lived. Due to the era in which the program takes place, HBO and Goldman have indicated that the fans of game of Thrones They shouldn't expect to see any of their favorite characters in the prequel series.
The program is said to narrate the descent of the world from the Age of Heroes to its darkest hour, and only one thing is certain: from the horrible secrets of Westeros' history, to the true origin of the White Walkers, it is not the story we know. ?
game of Thrones He concluded his eight-season career in 2019, after which David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will continue to develop a triloga of movies Star wars for Disney The two allegedly "chose not to participate" in the Goldman prequel project.
* Updated on September 17, 2019 by Milenka Pea.