Filming on the “Game Of Thrones” prequel “The Long Night” (working title: “Bloodmoon”) with Naomi Watts, Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo, among others, will begin in June 2019. But what happens next of that? And the other projects?
“Game Of Thrones” is over and for as long as fans want it: there will be no reunion with the well-known and popular characters, not even with Arya (Maisie Williams), who eventually set off for the unknown expanses west of Westeros. . We can at least expect more stories from the world of George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”: There are currently three derivative or successor series in development. (The latter is the term Martin himself prefers).
“The long night”
The best chances of becoming a new series of “Game of Thrones” are currently “The Long Night” by Jane goldman (“Kick-Ass”, “Kingsman”). The title is not yet final, but it is clear that it is about the time of the same name in the history of Westeros. In the Long Night, more than 8,000 years before the main plot of “Game of Thrones”, the first invasion of the White Walkers took place.
At that time, in the so-called Age of Heroes, Westeros looked quite different, that is, there were no Seven Kingdoms or great cities, only the First Men and the Children of the Forest. In reality, these two species had fought each other for many millennia and the children of the forest in their despair had created the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and with him the White Walkers.
But when the ice creatures finally attacked Westeros from the north, the first humans and children of the forest fought side by side. In the so-called Twilight War, they were able to push back the White Walkers. According to some legends, a mystical hero named Azor Ahai played an important role in this. To prevent the return of the White Walkers, the wall was built and the night watch was established.
According to a first official synopsis, “The Long Night” is about the transition from the radiant era of heroes to the Long Night. and tell the truth about Westeros, the origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East and the legendary first Starks. So it may turn out that the stories told in “Game Of Thrones” about this a long time ago are not entirely true …
2020 on HBO?
Goldman is preparing to shoot the pilot episode of “The Long Night”, which will begin in June 2019 in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast, under the working title “Bloodmoon.” (By the way, “Game Of Thrones” has already been filmed in Belfast). HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed that Deadline. SJ Clarkson (“Jessica Jones”, “The Defenders”) directs the pilot, in front of the camera we become actors like Naomi Watts (“Mulholland Drive”), Georgie Henley (“The Chronicles of Narnia 1-3”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Naomi Ackie (“Star Wars 9”) and, curiously, young Grindelwald and young Dumbledore from “Fantastic Beasts 2” (Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo).
When I extinguish the pilot and convince the people in charge of the station, Take some time before the first season of “The Long Night” airs on HBO. However, we shouldn’t expect that before the summer of 2020.
Because in the matter of DeadlineIf the prequel series will begin in 2020, Bloys replied: “I do not know. First I have to get an idea of how big and complex the production is when there are scripts for a season. A pilot in June  turn and [die Serie] then streaming a year later feels a bit rushedBut it’s too early to tell“Obviously you take a little longer than with the first seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’, which were mostly filmed during the summer of one year and then broadcast in the spring of the following year.
Two unknown sequels
In addition to “The Long Night”, two other successor series are in development, Bloys also confirmed once again to the Hollywood reporter, However, he did not want to reveal more details about it. Thanks to a tip from George RR Martin on his blog Not a blog but do we know that at least one project, if not both, deal with the conquest of the continent of Westeros by Aegon Targaryen and his sisters and wives Rhaenys and Visenya and their dragons Balerion, Meraxes and Vhagar should.
Martin noted that please read his fictional history book “Fire & Blood”, which is about this time. With the conquest itself and the subsequent conflicts between the Targaryens (such as the so-called dance of dragons) there would definitely be enough material for two more gripping series.
More than an HBO prequel?
However, whether they will ever be filmed and broadcast depends largely on the success of “The Long Night.” Bloys emphasized this again to Bloys. Deadline. It will only decide whether to tackle another project when the pilot is ready in June. Y When asked if there could be more than one Game Of Thrones spinoff on HBO, he replied: “I doubt it. I do not think so. I certainly don’t want to exaggerate. We have so many different series in 2019 and 2020 and even 2021. I think Game Of Thrones is a fantastic brand, but I don’t want HBO to be just a home for prequels and sequels and stuff.“