On April 14 Game Of Thrones returns to HBO for its eighth and final season, promising to complete the sprawling fantasy with only about six hours of television. Of course, the story does not end there. For one thing, author George R. R. Martin has promised to publish at least two more novels from his series A Song of Ice and Fire that started it all. On the other hand, HBO has been working to keep itself in swords, sandals and sexual situations for years. Under the guise of Darkness and PR spin, they are developing several new "follow-up shows" ̵
What's the name of the new Game of Thrones spinoff?
The series is currently untitled, though commonly referred to as The Long Night based on Martin's own proposal. "My vote would be The Long Night saying it all, but I'd be surprised if we ended up there," Martin wrote on his website. "More likely, HBO wants to work on the phrase" game of thrones "somewhere in there. And The Long Night somehow looks like an erotic thriller of the early '90s with Billy Baldwin sounds, it has a certain sound, not to mention a rich place in Westeros history: it's what the legends called the deadly winter that lasted for a whole generation, a time of all-pervading darkness, than the White Walkers first attempted to destroy humanity.
When will we be able to observe it?  HBO recently announced that it will begin shooting for the pilot in early summer. The Belfast Telegraph previously reported that the production should first be shot in the Canary Islands before returning to Game Of Thrones . "Long-standing studio home in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, there is already a team of writers who are ready to work out a complete season if they get the official start of the network. But the first thing you would actually see is 2020, since HBO has not said anything new until at least a year after Game Of Thrones is over.
So, does all my favorite variety [19459003GameOfThrones characters engage in even more common adventures?
Haha, no! Not even those whose names you have not learned after eight long seasons. No, this is millennia before the events of the novels and the show – somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago, above all, what we have seen. The exact timeline depends on how you interpret Martin's startling vague commentary on whether you can trust the accuracy of the First Man's oral histories within the fictional universe he invented, as well as the fuzzy mathematics of the recording maestro. However, we know that "none of the characters or actors from Game Of Thrones will be featured on the new show," insists Martin, as they are not millennia old from birth. That includes dragons, he says, since they have not been discovered themselves. So it's all completely new, which is incredibly old.
What is it about?
According to the official synopsis, "the series chronicles the descent of the world from the golden age of heroes into its darkest hour, from the frightening secrets of Westero's history to the true origins of the White Wanderer, the secrets of the East, to the legendary Starks "Only one thing is certain: it is not the story that we believe we know."
Has there been anything of that we have heard of?
We've definitely heard both the name and the legend of Brandon The Builder (he's the type who built The Wall and founded House Stark), while House Lannister founder Lann the Clever has been mentioned several times. Both could theoretically be part of the timeline of the show. Some of those creepy forest children we've seen for a moment are likely to be considered, given the environment. But this is not confirmed yet. And with all the preventative talk about this story behind all those unreliable legends, we can not rely on anything now.
Are the Game of Thrones Showrunners involved?
They are not. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has both said they're done with the franchise once Season 8 is done. Instead, they happily retire for watching a massive, closely linked fantasy saga of legions of demanding fans and opt for a new series of Star Wars films.
But George RR Martin is working on that?
He is listed as executive producer and says he has spent a lot of time with the writers who have provided his input and guidance – a role that will surely continue as the show progresses, as it offers another welcome distraction from completing these damn books. Still, Martin has been trying to say that this project really belongs to the showrunner, and it sounds like they have (more or less) a free hand to create their own stories and worlds in his larger universe.
Who is the showrunner?
Jane Goldman, a genre powerhouse, whose screenplay credits include Kick-Ass X-Men: First Class both Kingsman films, an adaptation by Neil Gaimans Stardust and Disney's upcoming live action The Little Mermaid . Goldman is hailed by Martin as a "tremendous talent" and "significant writer" and obviously has extensive fantasy and action experience. In addition, her special script – one of five possible prequels commissioned by five different authors (more on that in a nutshell) – was the only pitch HBO decided to order for a pilot who certainly speaks to its potential. [19659002WorkingthePilots?
SJ Clarkson will take over the helm of the first episode and spur a relationship with HBO, which includes works on vinyl and succession . Her credits also include Jessica Jones Orange is the new Black Dexter and Heroes and she was recently tapped to direct the film's next Star Trek Film – the first female director in the history of this franchise.
Who has the lead role?
Naomi Watts, who comes from Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return continues her recent push on prestigious television by starring and playing a character known as "Charismatic Socialite, which is a dark one Hidden secret ". There were many theories about this mysterious Real Housewife from Westeros, of course, with speculation that Watts might play anyone from a cunning, Cersei-like ruler to a Melisandre-type sorcerer in league with the White Walkers, perhaps even the fabled last Hero, who saves the kingdom from eternal winter. On the other hand, maybe we should not assume that the whole story revolves around Watts. Do you remember what happened to Sean Bean?
The rest of the confirmed cast does not necessarily have the name recognition, though it's worth remembering that we'd never heard of Game Of Thrones ever either cast once. Other aspiring individuals who have had mysterious roles to date are Josh Whitehouse ( Poldark ), Naomi Ackie ( Star Wars: Episode IX ), Denise Gough ( Juliet, Naked ), Sheila Atim ( Harlots ), Ivanno Jeremiah ( Humans ), Georgie Henley ( The Chronicles of Narnia ) and Alex Sharp ( How Talking to Girls at Parties ) and Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo playing Young Grindelwald and Young Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts films. It sure is a lot of fresh-looking, imaginative, mostly British talents.
What do we know about these other Game of Thrones prequels?
There are at least three more potential prequels in some stage of development, says Martin. At the moment, however, HBO is only interested in pursuing this goal and understandably focusing on milking its most valuable assets. So it is quite possible that none or all of them can ever be realized, in addition to the long-praised adaptation of Martin's Dunk & Egg short stories – although Martin insists at least on that last day "that this Day still exists. " a long way, "having arrived well after finishing the 'seven, eight or ten more' of those he had planned, given the pace of his songs of Ice and Fire this could take a long time In the meantime, this project seems to be the future of the franchise, at least on television.
But I can definitely see more of Game Of Thrones soon, right?
Yes, the series returns for their last six episodes on April 14, so much we know for sure.