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The Game of Thrones Prequel: Everything We Know So Far

winter is coming winter is coming for
the last time but as Game of Thrones
nears the end of its phenomenal run a
new series will rise from the ashes
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our latest videos the world george RR
martin created and his a Song of Ice and
Fire series is so intricate and detailed
that not even sixty five-plus hours of
television could cover everything in
June 2018 it was confirmed that HBO had
officially ordered a pilot for a prequel
series that would expand upon the
franchise’s rich lore according to HBO
quote the series chronicles the world’s
descent from the Golden Age of Heroes
into its darkest hour commencing
approximately 10,000 years before Game
of Thrones the Age of Heroes is a
significant period in westeros history
that saw the formation of several key
houses and the birth of the White
Walkers even if you consider yourself a
game of Thrones expert HBO asserts that
this is quote not the story we think we
know if you think this has a happy
he who hasn’t been paying attention
in the books the Age of Heroes occurred
on the heels of the dawn age an era in
which Westeros was largely dominated by
giants and the children of the forest
this all changed with the arrival of
human settlers which sparked a
centuries-long confrontation between the
children and the first men after 2,000
years of wars peaceful resolution was
reached through the pact which gave all
open land to the humans in the forests
to the children with the age of heroes
now underway the seeds were planted for
Westeros is most prominent houses give
me one good reason why I actually waste
a single thought on any of you the
notable houses that rose to power during
this era include house de randon founded
by house gardener of Highgarden Duran
God’s grief which originally ruled over
the reach proper and House reyne of
castamere whose fall was immortalized in
the song the rains of castamere of
course the most significant houses that
can be traced back to the Age of Heroes
are House Stark and House Lannister
madres castles Brandon Stark also known
as bran the Builder was the first king
in the north not only leading to the
formation of house dark but Winterfell
as well Brandon the Builder gave all
this land south rule to the Nights Watch
for their sustenance in support House
Lannister descended from legendary
swindler Lann the clever who seized
control of Casterly Rock from house
Casterly through his wits alone
back then the city that would come to be
known as King’s Landing was nothing more
than three large Hills and the Iron
Throne had yet to be forged by Aegon the
conquerer who built the Iron Throne akin
the Conqueror the most consequential
event during the age however was the
rise of the White Walkers resulting from
experiments the children of the forest
conducted on First Men this ancient race
of undead ice creatures were bailed
against their creators assuring in a
generation of Darkness known as the long
night theaters for the long night when
the Sun hides for years and children are
born and live and die all in darkness
the first men and the children of the
forest eventually joined forces in the
war for the dawn
resulted in the defeated white walkers
retreating further north the Nights
Watch was subsequently formed to defend
a newly constructed fortification called
the wall as we all know this massive
structure got the job done for about
8,000 years until the night King
what ended the Age of Heroes was not the
long night but the Andal invasion
approximately six thousand years before
the war of the five kings the Andals
migrated from Angelo’s in Essos to
Westeros displacing the first men and
slaughtering countless children of the
forest it’s worth noting that up until
then there wasn’t really any form of
written language in Westeros the Age of
Heroes is thus primarily grounded in
legend with much of its history being
passed down orally this leaves the
prequel ample room to change what we
think we know about the era as HBO seems
to be suggesting at the very least
though it’s safe to say that the
characters and events we’ve discussed
today will all play important roles
gathers begins speaking of important
roles HBO has already announced a slew
of stars that have signed on for the
project 38 days without a word the
biggest name in listed so far is
two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts who
will reportedly portray quote a
charismatic socialite hiding a dark
although watts is being billed as a lead
for the pilot it doesn’t necessarily
mean her character will stick around
just ask Ned Stark Jamie Campbell Bower
who’s played everyone from King Arthur
to a young Gellert Grindelwald will add
another major Fantasy franchise to his
filmography the pilot also attracted
Georgie Henley who made her film debut
playing Lucy Pevensey in The Chronicles
of Narnia the cast additionally includes
Shelia Tim of harlots Naomi a key of
Star Wars Episode nine Denis Gough of
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt even Oh Jeremiah
of humans toby regbo of rain and tony
winner alex sharp it’s been reported
that Game of Thrones showrunners David
Benioff and DB Weiss won’t be heavily
involved in this prequel which isn’t
surprising since the duo is set to
develop a new Star Wars film series
after departing Westeros the prequel is
still in more than capable hands however
not only is creator George RR martin on
board but the series showrunner is Jane
Goldman who worked on the screenplay for
Stardust Kingsman the Secret Service and
x-men first class the pilot will be
directed by SJ Clarkson whose credits
include Jessica Jones orange is the new
black and HBO’s succession there’s still
a fair deal that’s yet to be revealed
about the Game of Thrones prequel
but two questions in particular are on
our minds first what’s it going to be
while it’s not official martin has
mentioned on his website that his vote
would be for the long night which gives
us a pretty good idea about the series
premise second when can we watch it I’ll
keep in mind that the series hasn’t even
moved out of its pilot phase yet when
and if it moves beyond this point
HBO’s Casey boys has stated that the
series won’t arrive for quote at least a
year after Game of Thrones wraps up
since the final season doesn’t even air
until April 2019 if we’re gonna have to
wait a long night when you play the game
of Thrones you win will you die do you
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