HBO just announced A “Game of Thrones” prequel series is for sure happening. And, fans will be pleased to know George R.R. Martin is on board to help develop the new show. From HBO: “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. ” They also say, “You’ll learn 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.”
Much like the final season of the original ‘Game of Thrones,’ don’t expect this to be ready anytime soon. HBO says any spin-off wouldn’t air until at least a year after the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’, which won’t air until 2019.