We’ve heard rumors that HBO’s prequel to ‘Game of Thrones‘ would be titled ‘The Long Night‘ and series creator George R.R. Martin again referenced the series by that name when confirming Naomi Watts joining the cast, but HBO isn’t confirming it quite yet. In fact, when the studio was asked about the potential name for the series they were quick to respond that, “The Prequel pilot remains untitled.”
So while there is a good chance that the show could be titled ‘The Long Night’ when it does launch, it hasn’t been officially decided upon quite yet. Martin originally pitched the idea back in June when he shared:
“We’re very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don’t have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title. (My vote would be THE LONG NIGHT, which says it all, but I’d be surprised if that’s where we end up. More likely HBO will want to work the phrase “game of thrones” in there somewhere. We’ll know sooner or later).”
We know that while this is what Martin would love to give the show this title, it isn’t official yet and could still be changed at any time.
Do you think that ‘The Long Night’ should be the title for the series? Will George R.R. Martin get his way or will HBO go a different route? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Taking place thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” [showrunner Jane] Goldman’s project 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’ 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.
Source: Slash Film