A prequel to HBO’s hit fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones is in the cards. Rumours of a prequel for the high-grossing show have been flying around for a long time and as it turns out, they’re true.
Game of Thrones is drawing to an end with only two seasons (thirteen episodes) remaining until we have to bid our adieus. At times like this, reports of a prequel are precisely the words every fan needs to hear for consolation. Work on the prequel hasn’t exactly commenced yet as show-makers haven’t narrowed down on a timeline yet but, it is for sure that a spin-off series will happen.
Casey Bloys, the programming president for HBO says that they’re still holding talks with George R.R. Martin regarding the possibility of another series based on his book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘. “I would say it’s still kind of preliminary ongoing talks,” Bloys said in an interview with an entertainment website. He didn’t mention which one of Martin’s tales HBO is interested in recreating but, he did mention that they will be “exploring different areas.”
Don’t mind me, I’m only speculating here but, it is highly probable that by popular demand, HBO will put its hands on the glorious saga of Robert’s Rebellion. It was Robert Baratheon who overthrew Aerys Targaryen aka “The Mad King” during his rebellion which, made him Lord of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Until now, we’ve only seen backstories and flashbacks from the events of the sacking of King’s Landing, which is quite an important plot as it leads to the events of Game of Thrones.
A lot of things from the past remain unclear and as we delve deeper into the past, the confusion thickens. Like Aegon Targaryen first stepping foot onto the grasslands of Westeros, mounting Balerion The Dread. FYI, Balerion was the largest dragon to ever fly across the skies. Donning his black armour-like scales, Balerion would make Daenerys’ Drogon look like a puny wagon!
Or, maybe we could head back to the first war against the White Walkers when, 8000 years ago, the Children of the Forest and the First Men teamed up against the rising doom, casting the ice-zombies back into The Land of Always Winter and built the wall to protect their territory.
Game of Thrones will return in the summer of 2017 with seven episodes for its seventh season.