George R.R Martin Shares Game of Thrones Prequel Details
The author and executive producer George R.R Martin has revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel. Ever since it was confirmed, fans have been anticipating the release. But looks like the show which is set 5000 years before the actual events might answer a lot of fan queries. Now that Martin has dropped some hints about show runner Jane Goldman’s pilot, things are getting more interesting.
George R.R Martin Drops Hints About State of Westeros in GOT Prequel
During that time period, Westeros was a very different place. But there is a confrontation with the White Walkers coming up. In the prequel, the state of Westeros will be divided into roughly 100 kingdoms. The major seven kingdoms kept their power and degree of order until the war broke out. But George R.R Martin believes that Westeros could be even more messed up in Game of Thrones than we experienced.
The executive producer also confirmed the existence of Starks in the prequel. Although that was obvious, since they descended from the First Men, but having the author confirm it is even better. Not just that, but White Walkers, direwolves and mammoths all exist. He shared that,
The Starks will definitely be there. Obviously the White Walkers are here — or as they’re called in my books, The Others — and that will be an aspect of it.
However, there won’t be any Lannisters considering that the prequel predates them. But there will be another family residing in their home instead. That will be Casterlys who came from Lann the Clever — who founded House Lannister.
Details on the Cast of Game of Thrones Prequel
Martin also hinted at the cast for the prequel revealing it would be led by females. Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, and Denise Gough would all be there. He further shared that best described, the Game of Thrones prequel can be an ensemble story. In fact, there are no leads, and this is just a large ensemble cast. He claimed that,
As you know for Game of Thrones, we never even nominated anybody for lead actress or lead actor [during awards season] until recently; it was always for supporting [categories] because the show is such an ensemble. I think that will be true for this show too. We don’t have leads so much as a large ensemble cast.
Although the prequel is still untitled, it might go with The Long Night. But suggestions claim it should be called The Longest Night. We do not have a release date as of now.