Demand for a Game of Thrones prequel has been around for quite a while and it looks like HBO is working on not one, but two prequels! We know that casting had begun for one of the two shows long ago, which is based about a thousand years before the events of Game of Thrones – the show is reportedly named ‘The Long Night’. Winter is coming yet again!
After GoT’s ending: I want nothing to do with the world of Game Of Thrones anymore. I’m so disappointed
HBO announces a Targaryen prequel*
— Tati (@Hemswobrien) October 30, 2019
Title of the Prequels Give a Hint about the Plot
The first prequel is tentatively titled as The Long Night. While the name is yet to be confirmed, we know that John Simm and Casey Bloys will indeed be a part of this show. The show’s title hints at this being the show where we will get to see children of the forest and how the Night King was created.
The second sequel is titled ‘House of Dragon’ which is a clear hint at a show based on House Targaryan. This will show us the events leading up to the Mad King’s assassination and Robert’s Rebellion. It looks like the casting is yet to begin for this show.
Game of Thrones Prequel Cast
The entire cast has already been decided and signed in. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse are two promised faces in this new show. One of the most popular rumors about this show points out that this show will be set in five seasons which will each portray a different era in Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones Prequel: What to Expect?
The writer of the prequel(The Long Night) is George RR Martin and he has generously informed the masses about what they should expect. The show will hold none of the Game of Thrones characters and its focus will solely remain on their ancestors! This show will not feature King’s Landing, or the Iron Throne as it is based a millennium before the events of GoT.
According to a HBO press release, the series “chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. 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, only one thing is for sure: it’s not the story we think we know.” Even though no release date has been confirmed yet Game of Thrones prequel is likely to start off by late-2020.