‘Game of Thrones’: Why the Series Isn’t Actually Coming to an End, According to George R.R. Martin

Game of Thrones fans have been prepping for the series’ final season. Laptops and television screens everywhere have been tuned to seasons one through seven of the iconic series as people desperately try to catch up before Apr. 14.

But according to George R.R. Martin, the author of the books that the series is created after, the story might not actually be over with the end of season eight.

Does George R.R. Martin think the series should end?

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Martin revealed to fans how he feels about the series ending.

“I don’t think it should be the final season,” he said. “But here we are. It seems to me we just started last week. Has it been longer than that? The time has passed by in a blur. But it’s exciting. I know it’s an end, but it’s not much of an end for me. I’m still deep in writing the books. We saw five other sequel shows in development. I think I’m going to be hanging around Westeros while everyone else has left.”

But fans of the show who can’t get enough of the land of Westeros need not worry. Season eight of Game of Thrones isn’t the last we will see of the story. Martin is currently working on a pilot for the prequel to GOT.

What do we know about the Game of Thrones Prequel?

HBO announced that it ordered the prequel in June of last year. The show will come from creators Jane Goldman and Martin and the teleplay is credited to Goldman. The executive producers on the show include Goldman, Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Daniel Zelman. S.J. Clarkson is set to direct the pilot, as well as executive produce.

The series will showcase the world as it descends from the Golden Age of Heroes into a much darker period, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will cover the beginning of the White Walkers and reveal the answers to a lot of our origin questions.

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“It hasn’t started shooting yet, but they’re getting very close to that. They have a great director and an amazing cast,” Martin said of the new show. I’ve been following along closely. I have my fingers crossed. It’s different. It’s definitely very different. It’s set thousands of years in the past. You’re looking at a whole different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King’s Landing. It will be interesting to see what the fans make of that.”

When is the prequel to GOT set?

According to the outlet, the timeline of the show will be set in a period known as “The Long Night” in Westeros. This period references the long winter where war against The White Walkers may have begun.

There is no set release date on the series.

Read more:‘Game of Thrones’: All the Spoilers You Need to Know

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