HBO Orders First “Game of Thrones” Prequel

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in "Game of Throne."

Winter might be here, but a prequel is coming. 

Game of Thrones fans rejoice as HBO orders first GoT prequel pilot. 

E! News has confirmed that the network has put in an official pilot order on a new series set thousands of years before the events of Thrones. The still-untitled project will be co-created by author George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman. 

The series will chronicle the descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.

No specifics were revealed of course but HBO’s logline teased that “only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”

It’s been a long wait to hear whether or not a prequel is officially happening. Back in 2017, HBO revealed that it is planning to produce a sequel, considering five different ideas. 

One thing is for sure, while fans can expect a prequel, a revival or spinoff is definitely not happening. 

HBO president Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter, “This story, A Song of Fire and Ice, is done. There’s no revival, reboot, spinoff talk.”

Game of Thrones‘ final season is expected to premiere in 2019.