A 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel Is In The Works
Me: Will I ever be able to have a conversation with my brother without hearing his "Game of Thrones" theories?
HBO: No. Never.
Cool, thanks HBO!
Well, good news for my brother and other "Game of Thrones" fans: HBO programming president Casey Bloys said a prequel series to the popular show is in early talks.
In an interview with The Wrap on Monday, Bloys said,
We've talked very, very kind of high-level, like, 'Oh, that would be interesting, a prequel would be interesting, are there areas that make more sense?' But we haven't — no one has put pen to paper — yet. It's still pretty early on.
Even though that might sound wishy-washy, in Hollywood speak that's practically a contract.
I think it's safe for fans to get their hopes up. Bloys went on to say the network would be pretty foolish not to cash in on arguably its most successful show of all time.
But, it's such a great world and it's such a great property, we'd be crazy not to at least explore the idea of some sort of prequel or whatever you want to call it. So, we are thinking about it, talking about it, but nothing really of note to report just yet.
(Apologies to Bloys for blatantly reporting on this anyways.)
The current "Game of Thrones" series is set to run two more seasons, so there's still some time for the creators to talk about this potential prequel.
There are no details on when or what this prequel might focus on, but there is plenty of material to draw from, including the prequel novellas George RR Martin wrote instead of "The Winds of Winter."
Meanwhile, fans are already actively trying to avoid spoilers for season seven (including a leak of the entire plot arc of the season), which is set to premiere on HBO this summer 2017.