While HBO’s epic ‘Game of Thrones‘ is coming to an end in the upcoming season we already know that a prequel has been greenlit. Titled ‘The Long Night,’ production is rumored to begin on the prequel in February of 2019 and will take place at the Paint Hall/Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The name here seems to confirm what George R.R. Martin wanted it called when he was last talking about the prequel series:
“My vote would be The Long Night, which says it all…More likely HBO will want to work the phrase Game of Thrones in there somewhere. We’ll know sooner or later.”
This is the same stage location which ‘Game of Thrones’ uses and as it is set in the same world, you can’t help but wonder if any of the older castles or keeps will be seen in this prequel.
It isn’t entirely clear what we’ll be seeing on screen though rumors have it set “to explore the origins of the white walkers and their possible connections to the Stark family.” We’ll see how accurate that is as more details emerge.
What already know that Jane Goldman (‘Stardust,’ ‘Kingsman,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’) helped develop the series with Martin and is going to be the showrunner for ‘The Long Night.’ Outside of that, the scriptwriters, directors, and talent are all still shrouded in mystery. We’re hoping to learn more about it soon but not to expect any of the actors from the original series to return though it would be feasible for a few characters to potentially still be around such as the Night King depending as to what timeframe the series will take place in.
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Source: Geeks WorldWide