Posted on 06/11/2018 at 04:05 PM by Jeffrey Bruner
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin confirms that HBO has ordered a pilot for a prequel set 10,000 years before A Song of Ice and Fire.
The showrunner will be Jane Goldman, who wrote the pilot.
HBO initially considered five ideas for prequels but has shelved one, Martin said on his blog. The other three remain in development.
If HBO likes the pilot, it will then decide whether to order a full season of the show. The original pilot for Game of Thrones was widely regarded as a disaster, causing several characters to be re-cast and 90 percent of the program to be re-shot.
Martin says he's not writing the pilot in order to focus on his long-overdue Winds of Winter. "Work on Winds of Winter continues, and remains my top priority,” Martin said. “It is ridiculous to think otherwise. If I wasn’t busy with Winds, don’t you think I’d be scripting one or more of these pilots myself?"
The HBO series finished with Martin's original source material several years ago. Its final season will air in 2019.