Filming on Game of Thrones prequel underway (Photo: Twitter)
Game of Thrones prequel shoot has quietly begun, according to EW. The HBO Game of Thrones franchise which came to an end last month with stooping response from fans and the stars themselves will reportedly soon see the prequal in an untitled spin-off series. EW reported that the upcoming prequel series is shot in a very GoT setting. “The shooting location is a familiar one: Northern Ireland, which served as the production of hub for GoT during its entire run. It’s not yet clear if the prequel will also shoot in other countries as well’’.
While very little is known about this new series, author George R.R. Martin also revealed in an EW interview back in November that the show is set about 5,000 years before the events of his books.
'Westeros is a very different place,' Martin said in that interview. 'There’s no King’s Landing. There’s no Iron Throne.'
'There are no Targaryens — Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built,' he added. 'We’re dealing with a different and older world and hopefully that will be part of the fun of the series’’ the author then added.
Jane Goldman will serve as showrunners and created the series alongside author George R.R. Martin and director S.J. Clarkson. With no reports about the franchise showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff in the untitled prequel view, one can only hope for the best with the X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass screenwriter stepping into the view.
The untiled GoT prequel as of now boasts of an impressive an ensemble cast led by Naomi Watts along with Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.