HBO orders Game of Thrones prequel

HBO has ordered a pilot order for a Game of Thrones prequel, the first of 5 that have been in development.

Writer Jane Goldman has co-created the project with George R.R. Martin, taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Goldman’s 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’ 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 (Stardust, Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will also serve as showrunner. She and Martin will executive produce along with Daniel Zelman and Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis.

The other writers working on potential prequels are: Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Carly Wray, and Bryan Cogman.


  1. GoT fans should hope that the woes currently being experienced by Star Wars fans with Disney’s commercial value adding spin-offs of the Star Wars franchise will not have a parallel with Game of Thrones when the final season is done and dusted. The writers are going to have some creative challenges ahead.

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