Thanks to Disney+, the long-awaited prequel to the 2017 live-action adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast' is now in the works. Currently under the working title, 'Beauty and the Best,' the prequel will be an eight-episode musical series.
Syfy writer Josh Weiss recently published an article discussing the new House of Dragons updates that have been released to the public—to be specific, we now know four of the actors that have been cast in the series.
This Game of Thrones prequel will take place during the civil war that House Targaryen took part in—the one that came to be known as “The Dance of Dragons,” according to Weiss. The anticipated series is tentatively set to air in 2022, but time will tell if the pandemic or other outlying factors impact its release date.
Now, fans know that Steve Toussaint has been cast as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best has been cast as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans will play Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno will play Mysaria. These are some great choices for the Game of Thrones prequel. These are four of the more prominent roles in the series, but we will, no doubt, learn about more actors joining the cast in the coming months as well.
In this series, we will get to learn what happened during the Dance of Dragons, and without a doubt, we’ll also get to see some more dragons. And what can beat that?
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Another Game of Thrones adaptation in the works? We'll have to find out!
Considering that it was one of the most popular and successful television shows on the planet, it’s no surprise that HBO would want to make several spinoff shows for Game of Thrones. But one of them isn’t moving forward.
Deadline reported that the premium network will not be moving forward with the untitled Game of Thrones prequel series starring Naomi Watts. Created by George R.R. Martin, the series would take place thousands of years before the events of the original story and detail the Age of Heroes in Westeros before The Long Night, when The White Walkers invaded and almost destroyed the world. A full pilot was ordered and then shot, but it looks like the pilot is now dead.
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There are other Game of Thrones spinoffs still in development, though. This includes a series centered around House Targaryan and their eventual demise, roughly a few hundred years before Games of Thrones. Though a pilot has not been ordered, the project is still in development.
Were you excited for the potential Game of Thrones prequel series?
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It’s been common knowledge that HBO would be working on a prequel series for Game of Thrones since the seventh season came to an end. It’s no surprise considering George R.R. Martin has been writing prequel stories, in-between books, and pretty much anything except the final two books of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. That’s not to say we aren’t excited for any prequels HBO throws our way.
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It’s conjectured that there are five prequels set to be produced by HBO with a different writer for each. Currently, there is one under production which George R.R. Martin has refe rred to as The Long Night, though the title of the show has not been confirmed. HBO released an announcement confirming that this prequel would take place before Targaryens and Iron Thrones and serve as the origin story of the white walkers.
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Casting has of course been confirmed for the series both through press releases and George R.R. Martin himself. Naomi Watts is set to star alongside Josh Whitehouse, and filming is even supposed to start sometime this year. This means we could have the prequel as early as next year. The pilot is already being written by Jane Goldman and Martin, with additional scripts in case it is picked up by HBO. Set to direct the pilot is S.J. Clarkson, who has previously worked on hit series like Orange is the New Black and Dexter, both book to series adaptations.
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From Old Nan we learned The Long Night was the years and years of winter that came before the spring thousands of years before we reach the current plot line of Martin’s story. We learn from the Three-Eyed Raven that this was the period of time when the White Walkers were first created by the Children of the Forest. This prequel may just be where we get some answers. It’s been folklore that fire can kill a wight or white walker, but Daenerys’ dragon fails to kill the Night King in the Battle of Winterfell. I think if HBO is going to make a series of prequels that lead up to where we are now, this would be the place to start. We’ll get to know the origins of Old Nan’s stories, and we may even get the answers we need for the current series.
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No other prequel plots have been confirmed as of yet, but Martin has said in a blog post that there are three currently in development, including this, with five total up in the air. Martin has been straying from accidentally dropping anymore nuggets of information, but he did say to check out Fire & Blood for a hint. What do you think? Are you as excited as we are for this series?