Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — Prequels are coming.
Fans looking for their next fix after “Game of Thrones,” rest assured, plans are already in the works to cash in on George R.R. Martin's expansive fantasy universe. HBO has been tight-lipped about details, but at least one prequel series has already been ordered with four others in development.
The one confirmed prequel is set thousands of years before the original series. That means we won't see any familiar faces, but there still could be some recognizable Starks, Lannisters or Baratheons running around Westeros.
The series will show the world plunge into its darkest hour after the Age of Heroes ended long ago. Martin informally referred to the series as “The Long Night” in a blog post, alluding to the winter that lasted a generation nearly 10,000 years ago, and caused widespread terror and famine. The show will explore the origins of the White Walkers, the mysteries of Essos and the legends of the early Stark family.
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Naomi Watts was cast in a lead role for the prequel series and plays a charismatic socialite with a dark secret. Could the blonde actress portray a Lannister … — Jordan Moreau/@Variety