The prequel to “Game of Thrones” will feature the Starks. George RR Martin has confirmed that the beloved family will be in the upcoming HBO show, which is actually taking place 5,000 years before what went on in the original story.
Martin told Entertainment Weekly that the pack has been standing in the prequel series. The Stark are apparently the descendants of the First Men, which is why this family will be included in the story.
However, Martin also revealed that the Lannisters will not be in the “Game of Thrones” prequel.
“But Castlery Rock is certainly there; it’s like the Rock of Gibraltar,” the author said. “It’s actually occupied by the Casterlys — for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones.”
Martin explained that in the book series, the Lannisters swindled the Casterlys off their home. However, it’s still not clear if the “Game of Thrones” prequel will tackle this storyline in the upcoming episodes.
The “Game of Thrones” prequel seems to be bigger than the original because there are 100 kingdoms across Westeros. It also sounds like this old city will be more dangerous and deadly than the already violent current Westeros that viewers have come to love.
The prequel series will star Naomi Watts, Denise Gough and Naomi Ackie — three female leads stars. However, Martin said that the show in general do not have any leads as the ensemble is quite large, as with “Game of Thrones.”
Originally billed as “The Long Night,” the “Game of Thrones” prequel might get a title change. Martin has been saying that he has plans to change this title since HBO announced that they have commissioned the show from writer Jane Goldman. The series is expected to hit the small screen sometime in late 2020 or early 2021 on HBO.