'Game of Thrones' Prequel Pilot Title: 'The Long Night'

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If green-lit, the prequel will explore "the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour", reveals HBO in a statement, adding, "From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend... it's not the story we think we know". With the news that Martin is a co-creator of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, with Jane Goldman serving as showrunner, Martin took to his personal site to suggest a name for the Game of Thrones prequel.

In a post on his website (via Entertainment Weekly), Martin explained that while he's helped with the new pilot as a consultant, the project is going to be fully spearheaded by Kingsman and Kickass writer Jane Goldman.

Fear not because our Maesters have already provided an in-depth look at what the show should involve and it's set to be another cracker for anyone that loves Game of Thrones. He also reminded them that since it's set 10,000 years before Game of Thrones, none of fans' current favorite characters will appear. She and Thrones author George R.R. Martin will executive-produce, along with Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Zelman (Bloodline). In the midst of this cold climate, the White Walkers soon descended upon Westoros from the north and engaged in a long war in an attempt to cover the world in an interminable winter. "We're very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don't have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title. The Long Night lasted a generation and laid waste through starvation and terror". Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. For instance, no one can say with any certainty when George R.R. Martin will finish his next book.

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