With Game of Thrones still so far away (spring 2019, in all probability), we’ll need to make ourselves happy with the Game of Thrones prequel(s) news for the time being.
In June, HBO requested a still-untitled arrangement from Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick-Ass essayist Jane Goldman that “accounts the world’s drop from the brilliant Age of Heroes into its breaking point.” But notwithstanding just being reported a month ago, The Long Night pilot, as maker George R.R. Martin would favor it to be called, is supposedly set to start filming this October.
As first announced by the Belfast Telegraph however later grabbed by Deadline, “The fantasy drama spin-off [is] reportedly set to film at the Paint Hall in Belfast’s Titanic Quarters. The studio has been used to film the main Game of Thrones series and is also home to the Superman TV prequel Krypton and set to house a Star Wars spin-off next year.” Remember: HBO hasn’t gotten the arrangement yet; just a pilot has been requested.
It’s additionally not by any means the only prequel under thought. Do you like Dragons? Duh. Everybody likes mythical beasts (aside from Pyat Pree). At that point you may likewise like Empire of Ash. It sounds like a Mastodon collection, yet it’s really another Game of Thrones prequel, this one from Kong: Skull Island author, Max Borenstein.
Its essence is this: the multi-season arrangement, Empire of Ash, would be set amid the decay and fall of Valyria, recording “the social, economic, and political crises which tore apart the empire from within“, and the Doom. It would incorporate expected components, for example, mythical beasts and House Targaryen, a minor group of Dragon rulers at the time.
That summation originates from Watchers on the Wall, yet the Empire of Ash whispers begin from an overseer at the Game of Thrones Wiki, who was “recently contacted by a tipster with knowledge of the four potential Game of Thrones prequel series being pitched to HBO. I was sworn to total secrecy, and only got a tantalizing glimpse of some extensive written materials.” So, grain of salt, and so on., however the level of points of interest is noteworthy, and influences me to trust there’s all around truth to the report. It would likewise bode well for a prequel to center around Valyria, which Martin depicted as “like the Roman Republic, with Dragons,” thinking of it as includes a family we’re comfortable with (it’s the tribal home of House Targaryen) and there’s the simple snare of flame breathing monsters.
Empire of Ash would likewise have a sprawling, assorted cast, which has been a noteworthy feedback of Game of Thrones.
Different individuals from the essential cast are to be played by performing artists of shading. Therefore, something like a third to a half of the cast isn’t white. It unequivocally teaches this in their throwing sheets. This additionally stretches out to assorted variety of female and LGBT characters, a few of whom are likewise center cast individuals… Something like a third to a half of this prequel arrangement is really set in Sothoryos, George R.R. Martin’s dream adaptation of Africa, said in A Song of Ice and Fire and The World of Ice and Fire. Sothoryos and Valyria are the two major hubs around which the show rotates: the pressure between the capital city and its territories.
“It reveals the social, economic, and political crises which tore apart the empire from within.”The tipster apparently revealed that the people working on the shows have also: “relied extensively on fan-made wikis such as ours as a guide to the storyverse and worldbuilding.”
“According to its summary documents, this story addresses themes of a free republic in decline, the fallout of military and cultural imperialism, colonialism, immigration, and racial diversity.”
“One of the other main characters is a self-made former slave, a deceptively matronly-looking Asian woman in her 50s, that’s now not only one of the richest citizens but also a major political leader and government intrigue-player.”
Indeed, there’s significantly more detail in the first post, so go read it, here. Stay tuned for more points of interest.