HBO orders pilot episode of 'Game of Thrones' prequel
MANILA, Philippines – HBO may be airing Game of Thrones' final season next year, but it's not time to say goodbye to Westeros just yet.
According to a BBC report, HBO has announced that it has ordered a pilot episode of the still-untitled prequel spinoff.
The series will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.
HBO gave the show's full synopsis to The Wrap: "Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And 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."
For fans worried about accuracy, don't fret – the series will be created by George RR Martin, who wrote Game of Thrones' source material, the Song of Ice and Fire book series. Alongside George is Kingsman: The Secret Service writer Jane Goldman, who will serve as showrunner.
HBO executives told BBC that the series won't air until after season 8 of Game of Thrones in 2019. – Rappler.com