Game of Thrones started with a bang back in April 2011 and ended with a disappointing fizzle on May 19 2019. It’s eighth and final season will be among the most hated seasons ever. The season was received so poorly that the final three episodes had the lowest ratings in the entire show. Averaging about 47% on Rotten Tomatoes, the show left a bad taste in many fans’ mouths and many more were left wondering why prequel shows were necessary if that was how the story ended for the people of Westeros.
However British tabloid, The Sun, has since revealed that the new spin off will allegedly be called Bloodmoon, speculation has come about that the new GOT based shows will have nothing to do with the GOT families: The Baratheons, Lannisters, Targaryes and the Starks.
Rumoured title card of the show
Author George R R Martin said in a blog post, “What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories.”
Perhaps the reason for so much hoopla is because Martin is yet to release Book 6 of the A Song of Ice and Fire series which the show was based off of. The author revealed that he is still writing book 6, Winds of Winter, with no set release date and book 7, A Dream of Spring, hasn’t even been planned yet.
According to Vox, the prequel, will follow an original storyline from the beginning. It will draw from the ASIOF universe to reveal the backstory of Westeros, but it won’t pull directly from any of Martin’s existing writing.
Its aim is to create an entirely new universe.
HBO’s description for the show states, “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know.”
None of the characters from Game of Thrones will make an appearance in this new show. Only white walkers may appear. There is also speculation that the founder of House Stark, Brandon Stark will appear as the show’s timeline occurs in the Age of Heroes, and Brandon existed at that time.
It is being run by Jane Goldman (Kingsman).
A cast has been confirmed but their roles haven’t been revealed yet. The show will star Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, George Henley and Marqui Rodriguez.
HBO has only ordered a pilot of “Bloodmoon” which could also be called “The Longest Night”, according to a tease by Martin. Here’s hoping that if the show is picked up, it doesn’t go the way of the Star Wars prequels.
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