Earlier this year, George R. R. Martin fueled chatter and speculation of a possible prequel series for HBO’s hit drama Game of Thrones. This week, however, HBO has officially come forward and stated that the idea is being discussed amongst the series writers.
Entertainment Weekly spoke with HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys and, when asked about the possibility of developing Martin’s thousand years of Westeros history into a potential new show, he replied:
“I would say it’s still kind of preliminary ongoing talks. There are areas we are exploring, but I wouldn’t point to any one and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’”
That’s enough confirmation for us to at least remain hopeful for a possible prequel series. However, if a prequel series were to be created, current showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already said they would not be a part of it. According to IGN, Benioff stated back in September that, “while there’s plenty of other stories in Westeros to be told, ‘for us, this is it.'”
If a Game of Throne prequel series were to be developed, what origin stories would you like to see unfold? Let us know in the comment section below!