The Game of Thrones Prequel Will Have Starks and Direwolves

Carla Harmon
July 10, 2019

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin has released some new details on the state of Westeros in HBO's upcoming prequel of the epic fantasy - a series that so far has been kept under wraps.

Despite the absence of some of the original series' mainstays, Martin says ancient Westeros will still be full of familiar families and creatures. In the lore, he was the one who helped put up the wall with the help of giants and magic. In terms of creatures, we'll also see the dreaded White Walkers (or "Others", as they're known in the prequel) as well as direwolves and wooly mammoths.

For fans of the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones, ' 'the long night" has begun as they are still reeling from the fantasy drama's series finale. Forget the Seven Kingdoms: the new HBO series will feature about a hundred kingdoms!

The prequel series, with Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass) serving as showrunner, has already unveiled a cast including Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson and John Simm.

Ultimately, this treacherous and cunning man created House Lannister and it appears that this slow rise to power will be documented in the new show. "We talk about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon's Conquest", he said. "The Lannisters aren't there yet, but Castlery Rock is certainly there; it's like the Rock of Gibraltar", he said. "But if you go back further then there are nine kingdoms, and twelve kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms - petty kingdoms - and that's the era we're talking about here".

In terms of the official synopsis, here's what the show will involve: "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".

Game of Thrones has ended, and it's time for the prequels to shine. According to the book's lore, House Casterley were tricked out of their castle by Lann the Clever, from who the Lannisters trace their lineage. Martin has said he approves of calling it The Long Night, or even The Longest Night to distinguish it from GoT Season 8's "Battle of Winterfell" episode that was also called The Long Night.

'I think that will be true for this show too. "We don't have leads so much as a large ensemble cast". Martin suggested that while The Long Night remains his preferred title, there's another very similar candidate being considered. For the author, both titles would be pretty good contenders.

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