Here’s What We Know About HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequels

David Hookstead | Reporter

HBO is officially bringing us some “Game of Thrones” prequels, and it should hopefully be awesome.

The Wrap has the following details on the upcoming “Game of Thrones” content from HBO:

The untitled project, from George R. R. Martin and “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman, is set thousands of years before the events of the current “Game of Thrones” series in the era known as the “Age of Heroes.”

According to HBO, the series will chronicle “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”

The status of the other prequels is currently unclear, though HBO programming boss Casey Bloys told reporters in January that it’s possible more than one could make its way to air. He also said none of them would premiere until after the conclusion of “Thrones” next year.

This should hopefully be some more outstanding television from HBO. But there’s always a reason to be concerned whenever we start treading into the sequel and prequel territory.

“Game of Thrones” has been one of the greatest television achievements in our lifetimes. It took a fantasy book and made it mainstream for a non-fantasy audience. It pulled off something not seen since the days of “Harry Potter.” It’s incredibly impressive. (RELATED: ‘GAME OF THRONES’ CHARACTERS FAVORED TO SIT ON THE IRON THRONE)

Now, I’m sure that there are some people who would love if HBO just let the show wrap up so they can just move on to the next show.

At the same time, I’m sure there are plenty of people (me) who would love as much “Game of Thrones” content we can get if it’s great. Plus, there are endless possibilities with backstories from the show.

I’m cautiously optimistic going forward. Let’s just hope HBO finds a way to not screw this up.

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