Fans of the acclaimed HBO series have been eagerly awaiting the next season of Game of Thrones with both excitement and also dread, as it will be the series final season. However we may have some relief in the form of a prequel.
HBO has ordered a pilot that will take place thousands of years prior to the timeline that fans know today, a time that author George R.R. Martin describes as an age of heroes that descended into a time of darkness. Given that it will take place some 10,000 years before they were born. Sources note that none of the GOT characters are likely to be back for the prequel.
The final season is set to air, sometime in 2019. HBO says the prequel will likely air no sooner than a year after that.