BEVERLY HILLS, California (REUTERS) – HBO will debut the ultimate season of its worldwide hit Game Of Thrones within the first half of subsequent 12 months and it goals to start out manufacturing on a prequel in 2019, a community government mentioned on Wednesday (July 25).
Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, talking at a Television Critics Association event, declined to supply particulars on the eighth and closing Game Of Thrones season or to supply a extra particular premiere date.
The Emmy-winning medieval fantasy sequence is HBO’s greatest hit ever with some 30 million viewers within the United States and a military of devoted followers worldwide.
HBO, a unit of AT&T, is also within the technique of trying to find a director and forged for a Game Of Thrones prequel, Bloys mentioned in response to questions.
He mentioned he hopes the prequel pilot will start filming subsequent 12 months.
The community introduced in June that it had ordered the pilot and would proceed with a full sequence if the pilot goes properly.
The as but untitled prequel will happen 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions of Game Of Thrones.
It was created by British screenwriter Jane Goldman with writer George R.R. Martin, whose novel sequence A Song Of Ice And Fire is the premise for the Game Of Thrones tv sequence.
It will chronicle “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” and have a look at the secrets and techniques of the historical past of the warring households within the fictional kingdom of Westeros, the community has mentioned.
HBO thought-about 5 totally different scripts earlier than selecting the method for the prequel.
“The reason we did multiple scripts is out of five, we’d be lucky to get one we are very excited about,” Bloys mentioned.
The remaining 4 scripts are both dead or nonetheless within the works, he mentioned.