“Game of Thrones” Director Keen to Work on the Prequel

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones"

Despite the intense reaction that the final season of Game of Thrones received, a director from the series would still consider returning to Westeros. 

Two prequels set in George R. R. Martin’s world are currently in development. One will take place thousands of years before the Westeros we are familiar with and will chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. The other is believed to focus on the Targaryen’s civil war. 

“If asked, I would definitely consider it,” says Neil Marshall of working on the prequel(s). “It’s a great world to work in. I’d love to go back to Belfast and work with the amazing cast and crew. It was an amazing creative environment and if the team has managed to create that magic, then I’d go back for that alone.”

The final season of Thrones received enormous backlash from fans who felt that characters had gone entirely off-script. 

“I don’t necessarily think the backlash was justified, but it was unavoidable,” said Marshall who helmed Blackwater and The Watchers on the Wall. “You were never going to be able to please everybody, and when you’ve got fans as loyal as dedicated as those fans are, we’re talking millions of people with opinions globally. I think they did an amazing job and endings are always tricky? How do you end these stories? You’ve got to end them somewhere, but how do you do it?”

Let’s hope the prequels are more satisfying.