Good news and Bad news for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED July 11, 2018 03:17 pm
The Iron Throne. Courtesy of South By Southwest Festival

(Inside Manila) So the bad news has already surfaced in social media. The filming for the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones”, one of the most popular TV series in the world, has come to an end, forever.


The last scene for “Game of Thrones” Season 8 - the final season in the drama series that has been on TV since 2011 - has reportedly been shot at the iconic King's Landing set.


But as the old saying goes: “When one door closes another one opens.”


The good news is that filming on the still untitled “Game of Thrones” prequel series will start this October, the Belfast Telegraph reported.


The prequel will take place 1,000 years before the events of the main series and will utilize the studio used for a variety of productions over the years, including the first four seasons of “Game of Thrones”, “Syfy’s Krypton”, as well as films such as “City of Ember” and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi-focused Star Wars spinoff film.


After requesting scripts for five potential “Game of Thrones” spinoffs, HBO greenlit a pilot from writer Jane Goldman and series creator George R.R. Martin in June. Few details surrounding the project were shared, but we do know that none of the characters who appeared in the original series will reappear here.


Martin says that the prequel series has a working title of “The Long Night”, but there’s no telling whether or not this will be the name of the show when it is ready to air. The good news is that if everything goes according to plan and HBO is happy with the pilot, we might not have to wait long for more “Game of Thrones.”

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