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Everything We Know About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

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?

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This New ‘GoT’ Parody by SNL Is the Funniest Yet!

The final season of Game of Thrones is set to air this Sunday, and we’re all sad about it, but Saturday Night Live is having their fun, so good for them.

 

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But can this SNL skit cheer me up? Is it even good? Or is it bad? A mixed bag? Or does one part save it? Should you watch it? I can’t tell you what to do with your life, but here’s my opinion.

Let’s talk about the intro!

 

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That intro had me smiling: talking about how even though Game of Thrones is ending it’s really not. Even discounting the books, we’re going to have prequels and spin-offs and so much more until this series stops making money.

 

A Lannister always pays his debts

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Now the first part of this skit was the parodies of Game of Thrones, and personally I want to see these shows become a real thing. Why? Well, just look at them!

1: John and a white walker in a sitcom

2: Arya in Daria-esque show, but with swords

3: Sam and Gilly…in a sitcom

 

Daria is a great show about an intelligent girl who cursed to go to a school filled with idiots, and if she had a sword it be way better. The shows is already great, but I like swords and blood. Call me sick, you wouldn’t be the first

But a sitcom with Jon Snow and a White Walker and a sitcom with a Sam and Gilly? I don’t know about you, but sitcom parodies are funny. I think it has to do with the music, the lighthearted attitude, and the laugh track expecting us to giggle on command because they made a reference, in this case, a reference to someone getting killed.

 

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That’s comedy gold, right there. It’s something Rupert Pupkin would be proud about. But the video continues with CROSSOVERS, and they just spit ball them right here. One of them being a show called ‘No Ballers’ which apparently stars Theon and Varys. Honestly, it’s a low hit.

But at least we know Theon won’t feel it.

 

Yep, he went there

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But then they get to the single worst part of the video: ‘Wildling Out’.

 

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I hate rap now. This is cringy, hard on the ears, and the worst thing humanity has made since the Atomic Bomb. Even the ‘HBO Kids’ parodies don’t help – especially considering they have “Hodor’s House”.

Oh yes, they go there.

Honestly, this whole thing hurts on so many different levels – some good, some not so good. Personally, at this point, I was done with the video. But then magic happened.

 

I'm not saying it's magic, but magic

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If you want don’t want spoilers, then watch it right now. RIGHT NOW.

 

 

 

Law and Order SVU‘s Olivia Benson and Fin Tutuola, whose real names are Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T? Investigating Game of Thrones deaths? I WANT THIS SHOW. This could be the next Marvel cinematic universe here. Think about it: They could bring the Mountain to Justice for what he did to Prince Oberyn.

 

 

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Too soon?

Back to basics: Is this SNL Skit worth it?

 

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Pressure’s on for me, I guess, but I’d say…

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT but that might just be for the ending. So what did you think? Did you watch the video? Did you just skim through the article to find the video? Sound off below.

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Adds New Cast Members!

Game Of Thrones is coming to an end this year. As sad as that is going to be, there will still be adventures in Westeros once the main one is finished. HBO is putting together a pilot for a prequel series set within the GOT universe, and five new actors have officially joined the cast.

 

Marqius Rodriquez, John Simm, Richard McCabe, John Heffernan, and Dixie Egerickx have officially joined the cast. Rodriquez was last seen on Netflix’s Luke Cage. Simm was previously seen on Doctor Who. McCabe can be seen on Peaky Blinders. Heffernan’s TV credits include The Crown and Luther. Egerickx is the youngest of the new recruits and can be seen in Showtime’s Patrick Melrose.

 

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HBO is keeping the plot of the prequel show under wraps, but it is said to take place thousands of years before the original series and will chronicles the Golden Age of Heroes all the way to Westeros’ darkest hour.

 

Previously announced cast members include Naomi Watts and Miranda Richardson. Production will begin early this summer.

 

 

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Upcoming Willy Wonka Film Will Be a Prequel

A trip through a factory where almost everything is made of chocolate and candy delights is a child’s dream! Willy Wonka is the chocolatier that runs this particular chocolate factory where he employs Oompa Loompas and creates Everlasting Gobstoppers, Wonka bars, Fizzy Lifting Drinks and more tantalizing treats! Though we admire his candy making prowess, has anyone ever wondered where Willy Wonka got his start?

 

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If you have then you’ll be excited to know that a prequel will be produced by Warner Bros. The Willy Wonka producer David Heyman has confirmed that though there is slow progress, the movie is still in the works. The film has yet to start production, but it is still in development. The plot isn’t known yet being that it won’t be an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel, but it will be an origin story.

 

Producer, David Heyman went on to explain how they will be approaching the plot and our eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka:

 

We are still trying to figure out how to tell that story, what the story is. It’s a prequel, it’s not a sequel. What makes Willy—when we find him at the chocolate factory doing the golden ticket, where is he before that? What leads him to that place where he’s locked himself away?… It’s how does he get there? So we’re playing around with that.

 

 

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Some may think there’s no need for a prequel, however, I’m all for this. We get to see some aspect of Willy Wonka but he is truly an enigma and I want to know his history. 

 

 

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Naomi Watts to Lead Upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

There is news from the HBO citadel! Casting has begun to take place for the upcoming prequel for the Game of Thrones series. Previously, there had been mere rumors of a spin off in the make but we now know that HBO had ordered a Game of Thrones prequel and we’re dying to see it. Not only are we dying to see the actual show, we are dying to see the new cast who will be starring. It has been officially announced that Naomi Watts has been signed to lead the ensemble cast of this upcoming prequel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Game of Thrones prequel is being written by Jane Goldman, who has written for X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, and she has partnered with our great and glorious George R.R Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones series. Currently, Naomi Watts is the first of many actors to be cast. The series is actively casting roles and seeking someone to direct it as well. Though still on its bare bones, it’s slowly building up and the basic story line has been shared which gives us hope that the series will be great. The network released an official description of the show, they write:

 

 

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. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.

 

 

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The Game of Thrones prequel will not premiere until a year after the original series has concluded. We can expect that we will see the prequel in 2020 after the original series has concluded.  Though the original cast will not be used, we can expect to fall in love with this new and developing cast (and of course weep when they are tragically killed off). This is so far a good casting, I can’t wait to see what else the prequel will have to offer. Look out for news and follow the Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook to keep up with upcoming news.

 

 

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