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"Game of Thrones" Prequel Moves Ahead As HBO Orders Pilot

The series, from Kingsman: The Secret Service co-writer Jane Goldman, will be set thousands of years before the existing show, during the "world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour".

George R.R. Martin weighed in on HBO greenlighting a Game of Thrones prequel pilot, giving some thoughts on the project, what its title should be and how the pilot order will impact - or in this case won't impact - his work on the long-awaited The Winds of Winter.

If ordered to series, the prequel wouldn't air until at least 2020 since "Game of Thrones" ends next year.

What would you like to see the Game of Thrones prequel titled?

Set thousands of years before the existing series, the proposed prequel pilot will be written by Jane Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for movies Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and several others.

Over a year after it was revealed that four spin-offs were in development at HBO - with a fifth, from Thrones writer Bryan Cogman, added to the pile soon after - it's been announced that one is moving forward to pilot stage. She and Martin will executive produce along with Daniel Zelman and Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis. Sounds pleasant! Just kidding - it sounds bleak and emotionally crushing, just like Game of Thrones.

In his blog post, Martin also confirmed that one of the concepts had been "shelved... but that does not mean the others are dead". Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development.

But author George R.R. Martin, whose Song of Ice and Fire book series inspired the series, spilled a little more news on his website on Monday.



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