George R. R. Martin Doubts The “Game of Thrones” Prequel Will Be as Successful as the Original

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Now that Game of Thrones has wrapped up all eight of its seasons, and we know who sits on the Iron Throne, it’s time to turn to the long-promised sequels.

Author George R. R. Martin revealed that several projects were being considered, with the one by Jane Goldman being the first to receive the green light.

According to the synopsis, the show will be set thousands of years before the Westeros we’ve come to know and is likely to chronicle the origin of the White Walkers.

Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Georgia Henley have already been confirmed as part of the cast of the series for which the Kingsman writer has been selected as showrunner.

Speaking on the Maltin on Movies podcast, Martin said, “The scale of Game of Thrones’ success has – reaching all over the world and invading the culture to [such an extent]. It’s not something anyone could ever anticipate, not something I expect to ever experience again.”

Even if the prequel does not match its predecessor’s mass success, we daresay fans will look forward to a return to Westeros.