HBO will debut the ultimate season of its worldwide hit “Game of Thrones” within the first half of subsequent 12 months and it goals to begin manufacturing on a prequel in 2019, a community govt stated.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, talking at a Tv Critics Affiliation occasion, declined to supply particulars on the eighth and last “Game of Thrones” season or to offer a extra particular premiere date.
The Emmy-profitable medieval fantasy sequence is HBO’s largest hit ever with some 30 million viewers in america and a military of devoted followers worldwide.
HBO, a unit of AT&T Inc, is also within the strategy of looking for a director and solid for a “Sport of Thrones” prequel, Bloys stated in response to questions. He mentioned he hopes the prequel pilot will start filming subsequent 12 months. The community introduced in June that it had ordered the pilot and would proceed with a full collection if the pilot goes properly.
The as but untitled prequel will happen hundreds of years earlier than the occasions of “Game of Thrones.” It was created by British screenwriter Jane Goldman with creator George RR Martin, whose novel collection “A Track of Ice and Fireplace” is the idea for the “Sport of Thrones” tv sequence.
It would chronicle “the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” and take a look at the secrets and techniques of the historical past of the warring households within the fictional kingdom of Westeros, the community has mentioned.
HBO thought of 5 totally different scripts earlier than deciding on the method for the prequel. “The explanation we did a number of scripts is out of 5, we’d be fortunate to get one we’re very enthusiastic about,” Bloys mentioned. The remaining 4 scripts are both useless or nonetheless within the works, he stated