George R.R. Martin reveals new details about 'Game of Thrones' prequel

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Now that we know the fate of our favorite Westerosians, news has slowly trickled out about the HBO smash hit's untitled prequel series, currently known as "Bloodmoon".

George R.R. Martin, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday, July 9, said that the untitled "Thrones" prequel will have "a hundred kingdoms". "Obviously the White Walkers are here - or as they're called in my books, The Others - and that will be an aspect of it", Martin says. 'There are things like direwolves and mammoths'.

If you're still reeling from a large Game of Thrones hangover, you won't have to worry for long as five GOT prequels are being planned, with George R.R. Martin's heavy involvement.

The official plotline reads: "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".

Additionally, Westeros will not be what Game of Thrones fandom is used to. We'll just have to wait and see, but since Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B.

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George RR Martin revealed that there will be no Lannisters at first in the show. EW.com notes that this doesn't preclude the later introduction of mythic character "Lann the Clever", who conned the House Casterly out of their home and founded House Lannister, but just know, there won't be Starks vs. Lannisters in this version of Westeros.

"'The Lannisters aren't there yet, but Castlery Rock is certainly there; it's like the Rock of Gibraltar", he says. He also said that "The Longest Night" is a name he wouldn't mind. It's unclear if the upcoming show will one day explore how the Lannisters came to take over Casterly Rock, but this at least won't be shown in the beginning. "The Starks will definitely be there", he said. Martin also confirmed that, in spite of previous beliefs, the now in-production series will not focus entirely on three main leads (the already-cast Naomi Watts, Denise Gough, and Naomi Ackie), and will instead take a more ensemble approach with its characters to start.

The show's title is still under wraps, but Martin has some ideas, like "The Long Night".

'I think that will be true for this show too. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels formed the basis of the acclaimed eight-season HBO series, is an executive producer on the prequel.

The now untitled prequel (Martin suggests it could be called The Longest Night) hasn't yet been ordered to series by HBO, but that feels like a foregone conclusion. "That would be pretty good".

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