HBO is officially moving forward with a pilot for a Game of Thrones prequel spin-off set thousands of years prior to the current smash hit fantasy series.
The premium cabler has enlisted Jane Goldman as the series showrunner. Goldman will executive produce the series alongside Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Daniel Zelman. Goldman and Martin will develop the story. Here’s the official logline for the series pilot:
Taking place thousands of years before the events of GAME OF THRONES, 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’s 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.
Goldman is one of four writers who was tasked with developing Game of Thrones spin-offs for HBO. She has previously teased that there is a chance fans could see a moment they may recognize as a past event should her project come to fruition. In addition to Goldman, the other writers developing the projects have been Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers) with the level of involvement from Martin varying from project to project.
A timeline for production currently remains under wraps. HBO programming president Casey Bloys has previously stated that a spin-off would not premiere until at least one year after the final season of Game of Thrones has concluded.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in 2019.
The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Characters In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
After ten years worth of stories, Avengers: Infinity War is finally here. The 19th entry in the sprawling Marvel saga, things couldn’t be any more different here than they were in the universe’s birthplace: Iron Man. While that movie established a world that superheroes like Captain America and Thor would later join, Iron Man himself was the only superhero in that first movie. Even Colonel Rhodes, originally played by Terrence Howard instead of Don Cheadle, didn’t don his War Machine armor until the next movie, after the Hulk and Abomination had been added to the mix.
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