HBO scraps four Game Of Thrones prequels, but confirms Jane Goldman scripted series will go ahead
HBO have scrapped all but one of the five Game Of Thrones spin-offs they had ordered.
In the spring of 2017, HBO ordered Kong: Skull Island's Max Borenstein, Kingsman: The Secret Service's Jane Goldman, Legend's Brian Helgeland, Mad Men writer Carly Wray and sometime Game Of Thrones scribe Bryan Cogman, but have now confirmed that Goldman's is the only one they are going ahead with.
According to Deadline, Goldman's prequel sees her work directly with creator George R.R. Martin and is set thousands of years before the events of Game Of Thrones, with none of the actors from the current show set appear on the prequel.
The series is described as chronicling “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.”
As well as confirming the prequel, HBO's president Casey Bloys also revealed that the final season of Game Of Thrones will arrive “Sometime in 2019…first half.”