'Game of Thrones' prequel gets pilot order at HBO

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If one is the final number, then this pilot order may end up being the only Game of Thrones prequel series we'll get.

The network announced on Friday (June 8) they had commissioned a pilot for an untitled series from George RR Martin and Kick Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman, which will chart the Age Of Heroes.

Again, the series has yet to receive a title, and it likely won't' premier until 2020 at the earliest, since HBO has stated it wants to wait a year after the end of Game of Thrones.

OK, ready to know what the buzzed-about prequel will be about?

Though details about the project are now scarce, it has been confirmed that the prequel will take place "thousands of years" before the events that unfold in Game Of Thrones. The true origin of the White Walkers, the legendary Starks and the mysteries of the East will be explored in ways even longtime GOT fans can not predict.

As for when the new Game of Thrones prequel series will begin production, that information remains unclear at this time.

The Goldman/Martin project was one of five GOT prequels HBO had put in development, signing deals with five writers to join Martin in the development and writing of five spinoffs of the blockbuster fantasy series, which don't feature GOT characters.

Goldman is serving as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Martin as well as fellow Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis and co-creator/executive producer Daniel Zelman (Damages, Bloodline). The other four writers are Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Cary Wray, and Bryan Cogman. According to Deadline, at least one other prequel has a chance of a pilot order right now, though HBO is feeling no rush at the moment.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who developed Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books for television, will not be involved in this new GOT series. She is also attached to write the live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid" and "Kingsman 3".

Game Of Thrones' finale will take place in 2019, with the prequel series now planned to premiere in 2019.

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