The fan's favorite HBO series Game of Thrones' prequel begins its shoot this summer.
The best series of the last decade, HBO's Game of Thrones will receive its own prequel. The filming is set to begin later this year from October 2019.
The prequel received a green light after the success of Game of Thrones which fans couldn't get enough of. With all the talk of the backstories throughout the run of the series, we had to know what happened in the past.
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Over the course of the week, new details about the Game of Thrones prequel emerged. The director of the pilot as well as the cast members came to light. The prequel will tell the tale of Westeros' past history plus "the mysteries of the east" according to HBO's synopsis.
"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."
George R. R. Martin narrowed the timeline a bit further and told a bit more about the show during an interview with Entertainment Weekly,
"It’s closer to 5,000 years, Westeros is a very different place. There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built.”
As of right now the title for the prequel isn't decided yet, however, the series was previously thought to be called The Long Night. Moreover, HBO stated that Jane Goldman pilot isn't titled The Long Night yet. On the other hand, Martin later stated he certainly wants to title the prequel but for the moment the pilot isn't officially revealed.
The Game of Thrones prequel is created by Martin and Jane Goldman. Likewise, Jane Goldman will direct the series. She is best known for co-writing the screenplays for a number of movies, which includes Kingsman franchise, X-men: First Class, Kick-Ass, and Stardust.
Moving on to the cast members of the prequel, the show's casts are filled with talented actors. The cast line up includes names like Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp, Toby Regbo, Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse.
A lot of Game of Thrones iconic scenes are taken on the Spanish mainlands. Such scenes include Meereen, King's Landing, Braavos, Dorne and Loot Train Attack. Yet, the prequel will most likely to film on the island of Tenerife. It is famous for sandy beaches and Teide National Park, as well as a home to an active volcano.
The Game of Thrones prequel won't be premiering before 2020, but the final season will be airing on April 14, 2019. However, the teaser trailer and the trailer are sure to be released near the end of 2019 or in early 2020.