Game of Thrones devotees can breathe a sigh of relief. It has been confirmed that a prequel to the cult tv show is in the works and filming will begin later this year.
The final season of Game of Thrones will be airing in 2019. Until then HBO will be keeping itself busy with another untitled Westeros project. According to the Belfast Telegraph, filming of the prequel will start in Belfast this October.
George R. R. Martin shared this information on his blog back in June “This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long). 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).”