It’s just been 2 months considering that Game of Thrones‘ last episode aired, however fans will not be starved for more material for excessive longer.
According to HBO president of shows Casey Bloys, shooting on the pilot for the very first organized Thrones spin-off– a prequel starring Naomi Watts — has actually covered in Belfast, and the video is “incredible.” There still is no news on when– or, while it’s tough to think of otherwise, if– the series will air. Reaction to the last season of Thrones hasn’t impacted any prepare for future Thrones content moving forward. (Although Bloys would not use any updates on other reported spin-offs.)
Details have actually been gradually dripping out about the spin-off, which was very first referred to as being set 1,000 years prior to the Game of Thrones series , narrating “the world’s descent from the golden era of Heroes into its darkest hour.” HBO’s main description included: “From the terrible tricks of Westeros’s history to the real origin of the White Walkers, the secrets of the East to the Starks of legend, just one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we believe we understand.”
The notoriously loose-lipped author George R.R. Martin had likewise teased to Entertainment Weekly that Westeros in this prequel will not resemble the one we’re utilized to seeing. “There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne. There are no Targaryens– Valyria has actually barely started to increase yet with its dragons and the fantastic empire that it constructed,” he stated. “We’re handling a various and older world and ideally that will become part of the enjoyable of the series.”
There will be Starks, Martin stated, however the Lannisters have actually not yet emerged– though Castle Rock will exist. You can anticipate White Walkers, too. When it comes to the period the series will be embeded in : “We speak about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon’s Conquest. If you go back additional then there are 9 kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and ultimately you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms– minor kingdoms– and that’s the period we’re talking about here.”
He likewise voiced his favored title: The Long Night.
The pilot is being directed by S.J. Clarkson (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), and stars Watts, John Simm, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Miranda Richardson, and Denise Gough. The Belfast Telegraph reported last month that it currently had actually started shooting in Northern Ireland. Film Writer Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) penned the pilot, with Martin consulting.
Enthusiasm for the prequel does not appear to have actually been hindered at all by the headline-making fan and crucial dissatisfaction with the series’ last season. Even with critics and fans singing about their disappointment, the program made a record-setting 32 Emmy elections previously this month, besting the previous number for a series in a single year set by NYPD Blue in 1994 with 27.
At Comic-Con recently, Conleth Hill, who played Lord Varys in the series, called the reaction a “media-led hate project.”
As for the reaction , Bloys stated it’s foregone conclusion when a program as huge as Thrones pertains to an end. “There are really couple of disadvantages to having an extremely popular program,” he stated. “But one I can think about is when you attempt to end it, many individuals have huge viewpoints on how it ought to end … I believe that simply features the area.”
That petition? “I believe [it] reveals a great deal of interest and enthusiasm for the program.”