The pictures for the prequel to the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” will this summer begin. That left HBO production manager Casey Bloys know to Entertainment Weekly.
The news settled a year full of rumors concerning the start of the recording. Last summer, showed Bloys already know that he hoped to bring the production to start in the first half of 2019.
The prequel will be directed by SJ Clarkson, best known from the “Jessica Jones”. Including Naomi Watts (“King Kong”), Naomi Ackie (“Lady Macbeth”) and Denise Gough (Broadway’s “Angels in America”) will be in the prequel.
Bloys had previously been understood to mean that the prequel at the earliest one year after the end of the last season of “Game of Thrones” would be. In theory, it would be the premiere for the 2020 or 2021.
There is still no official confirmation on where the recording would continue, but it is generally assumed that the production will make use of the base of “Game of Thrones” in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Also the content is not yet much known. The official announcement reads as follows: “Thousands of years before the start of Game of Thrones, the series tell about the downfall of the world of the Golden age of Heroes to the ultimate downturn. One thing is for sure: the secrets of the history of Westeros to the real start of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks in the north … it is not the story that we think we know.”
The prequel would be as “The Long Night” go through life, but that is also not yet confirmed officially.
GoT writer George R. R. Martin had already know that the show is completely different than Game of Thrones. “Westeros is a completely different place,” said Martin. “There is no King’s Landing. There is no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens – Valyria and its dragons are just their advance began. We are talking about a different and older world, and hopefully it will be a part of the success of the series part.”
The last season of “Game of Thrones” from the april premiere.