Serious question for all the TV and film buffs out there — has there ever been a good prequel? All the dramatic stakes are lessened when we know that certain characters will live and certain events have to happen. And making a Game of Thrones prequel — an entire show preceding a show that was all about shocking its audience — seems especially daunting.
But much like winter, the prequel is coming. It's actually filming right now in Northern Ireland, one of Thrones' regular locations. Set 5,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the prequel will cover an unexplored era of Westeros' history, but one that shares eerie parallels with the show's time period — namely, the fact that those White Walkers are looming.
And that's all well and good, but what the hell's this show gonna be called? We can't call it "The Game of Thrones prequel" forever! George R.R. Martin dropped some hints recently as to what the title could be, and they not only make the prequel show sound dope, they might actually shed some light on what went down in Game of Thrones' last season...
Game of Thrones wrapped up a few months ago.After eight years, we got all the big answers we were looking for — Daenerys was a villain, Bran was born to be king, and Tyrion... well... Tyrion was kind of a dullard. "I drink and I know things." Yeah, maybe in season one.
And since then, our Sunday nights have been lacking.As much of a disappointment as that last season was, it was still exciting to gather 'round the TV, positively vibrating with anticipation over Big Twists and Shocking Turns.
Don't get it twisted — HBO's current Sunday lineup is solid.Big Little Lies is back for season two, and that's great. You can't go wrong with Meryl Streep. And Euphoria is dope as hell. It might be the best new show of the year. But with both of them... I don't know, there's just something missing.
Right now, TV doesn't have a zeitgeist show.No one's talking the morning after about Euphoria, or recapping it, or posting crazy fan theories. It's just a regular, good show. The only theory you can have about Euphoria is that the next episode might also be good. SPOILER ALERT: it will be.
We need Game of Thrones back.I have now gone over two months without exposing myself to the risk that a character I love will be beheaded when I least suspect it. And that is just too long.
Or at least, something on its level.Although... as long as we keep this between us... that show is already on. It's called Succession. Remember how it took Thrones a few seasons to become a phenomenon? Jump on Succession right now and everyone will think you're a TV genius when it pops off. You're welcome.
But there is hope: a Game of Thrones prequel series is in the works.Right now, in Northern Ireland, the Game of Thrones prequel is being filmed. Naomi Watts is starring in it, although it sounds like it will once again be more of an ensemble show.
And George R.R. Martin is talking about it.
via: Getty ImagesGeorge R.R. Martin, the author of the Song of Ice and Fire books upon which Game of Thrones is based, sat down with Entertainment Weekly and dished a little bit of dirt about the upcoming show. Here's what we learned...