'Game Of Thrones' Prequels: 3 Possible Storylines 'Bloodmoon' May Feature
The yet-to-be-officially-titled Game of Thrones Prequel is said to be in the works as some of its cast members have been spotted in Belfast, Northern Island. However, there are reports HBO is still polishing its final casting, while showrunner Jane Goldman and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin are ironing the storylines. As the spinoff is going to take place thousands of years before the battle of the kings, here are the three possible storylines it may explore.
The First Man
According to Screen Rant, the Game of Thrones Prequel may focus on the back story of the First Man. The original inhabitants of Westeros will be turned into the first White Walker or the Night King by the Children of the Forest.
However, the First Man is the only one who knows that the White Walkers can only be killed by dragonglass, so they may pass the information before they get turned into an army of the dead. When they become White Walkers, they will be pushed further to the North and Brand the Builder of House Stark will build the Wall imbued with magic, so they can't cross. From here, the battle against the White Walkers will begin.
The Rise of the Houses
Every house in Game of Thrones has a colorful backstory. So in the Game of Thrones Prequel, it may explore how these houses from the House of Starks to Targaryens, Lannisters, and more started to rise.
It may also tell the origin of the fan-favorite characters fans used to love. Although Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire covers some of the ancestors' mystery, the spinoff may deeply explore their stories.
Iron Throne's Absence
Game of Thrones follows the story of who will finally take the Iron Throne, only to know Drogon will destroy it when its mother died. In the Game of Thrones Prequel, fans will never see even a glimpse of this hard seat made of swords.
Martin earlier revealed the Valyrian Empire has yet to begin with its dragons during the time of the prequels, so fans are about to see a new perspective on the culture of Westeros. There will be a new set of characters, a new world, and more, that viewers are about to see.
Aside from the Game of Thrones Prequel that is now reportedly in production, Business Times recently noted there are several other spinoff series based on Martin's novels that will be made. However, HBO has yet to confirm how many spinoffs will hit the small screens.
The prequel has a tentative title of Bloodmoon, although Martin seems to call it The Long Night, the Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 title, to fit its storyline about the Night King. HBO is also yet to reveal when the Game of Thrones Prequel will be out, but it is expected to be seen in 2020.