George R. R. Martin Offers More Insight into the “Game of Thrones” Prequels

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Is anything ever truly dead in the universe of Game of Thrones?

With the 8th and final season of the multiple-award-winning series set to hit screens in 2019, HBO last week announced that it had ordered the pilot for a prequel.

The as-yet-unnamed project will be written by Jane Goldman who penned the screenplay for Kingsman: The Secret Service and take place thousands of years before Jon Snow had the opportunity to know nothing.

But, the man who created the entire world of Westeros, has now revealed that one of the potential prequels has already hit the chopping block.

“If you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five,” George R. R. Martin wrote in a blog post. “One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand… but that does not mean the others are dead.”

The author continued by saying, “Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and 10 of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.”

Perhaps the scrapped prequel will make its return in Whitewalker form…