Game of Thrones Season 8 is all set to begin in April as the series comes to an epic conclusion. However, this doesn’t mean that the entire story ends there. HBO has a prequel spin-off planned. In an ideal world, this would be an exciting piece of news. However, fans are already upset about this prequel.
Let us take a closer look at what this Game of Thrones prequel spin-off is all about. Also, why are the fans unhappy!?
Game of Thrones Prequel Spin-off Plot Details
This Game of Thrones prequel show is based thousands of years before the story of the original show. The idea behind this show is to show the viewers how the world descended into darkness. HBO commented on the show calling it the story of the descent of the Golden Age of Heroes.
This show would explore various angles that led to the original show. The Game of Thrones prequel will tell us how the white walkers came to be. The show will also talk about the history of the Starks – as well as the history of Winterfell.
The prequel show might also focus on how some of the most powerful dynasties of the show started. Moreover, while the original show focused more on Westeros, this Game of Thrones prequel will also explore the East.
Game of Thrones Prequel Spin-off Production Plans and Release Date
The Game of Thrones prequel is being created by George RR Martin – the man who created the original Game of Thrones. Moreover, screenwriter Jane Goldman is also playing a key role on the top. The production for this show is expected to commence shortly.
We do not expect any characters from the original show to be a part of this prequel. The world that we know in the original Game of Thrones and the world that would be created here are going to be poles apart. Given that even the production hasn’t begun as of now, we don’t expect the Game of Thrones prequel to come out any time before late 2020/early 2021.
Why are fans upset with this Game of Thrones Prequel?
Fans are unhappy because of two major reasons – HBO is giving them more Game of Thrones – but it is not what they want. While there was an active demand from the fans for the events of what happened just before Game of Thrones Season 1, HBO is giving them what happened thousands of years before the show!
The fans had constantly demanded for a Game of Thrones prequel where they get to see the story of the Mad King – Robert’s rebellion, the story between Robert and Lyanna, the story of Tywin Lannister when his children were young – and the story of how Jamie became the kingslayer.
While a Game of Thrones prequel focusing on the events that happened thousands of years ago is indeed something everyone looks forward to – it is not something that everyone wants. However, it would be interesting to see how it all pans down to be once the show goes on air.