While we anxiously await the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones, HBO has just confirmed some exciting news - They’ve green lit a Game of Thrones prequel series!
The yet to be named series will be written by George R. R. Martin and Jane Goldman and will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin's co-written script has officially been given a pilot order by HBO. The story takes place thousands of years before the events of #GameofThrones and tells the tale of the Age of Heroes & the Long Night, this includes the White Walker's origins pic.twitter.com/Vx8JHClQSU— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) June 8, 2018
HBO has released this official description of the series:
"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.”
It’s not all good news however; the new series won’t air until 2020 at the earliest... Which is like, a full Westeros winter away.