The Little That We Know So Far With HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” Prequel

You know nothing, John Sno-I mean, fellow reader. And, quite frankly, so do we.

But it seems like things are finally moving as it has been reported filming for the prequel of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” is already well underway despite HBO stating that there is still no confirmed production for it (Yet, sometimes, the more you deny the more true it becomes, am I right?).

Either way, fans have been pretty much buzzing for the upcoming prequel especially with well-known names like Naomi Watts (The Impossible, Birdman, Divergent series), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter series), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia series) set to star in the newest addition to the “Game of Thrones” franchise.

Nothing else is really known yet about the new HBO series except for the official plot description:

“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. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.”

How Daenerys Targaryen’s descent into becoming the Mad Queen was written has been one of the main criticisms met during GoT’s eight season.

The prequel has Jane Goldman (Kingsman 1 & 2, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R. R. Martin as the creators of the show with the former set to be its showrunner. The two will also act as executive producers alongside a couple of others including former GoT showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff.

The eight and final season of GoT was met with great disappointment among many of its fans especially with the way the plot was rushed. A petition demanding Weiss and Benioff to rewrite the final season was even created which has already collected up to 1,641,321 signatures and counting. Up until now, fans all over the internet have been taking it into their own hands in rewriting the entirety of season 8 through fanfiction and YouTube edits, to name a few, just to quell their immense letdown with the actual one. Might as well call it the season-that-must-not-be-named.

But for now, all we can really do is to wait and hope this prequel can live up to the acclamation that GoT received at least before the season-that-must-not-be-named.