Game of Thrones will come to an end next year with its final season but the story won’t end there for fans. A number of actors from the franchise have posted their departure from the sets, signifying the completion of their schedule in the series. However, fans of the immensely popular show were looking forward to a prequel coming up. Now reports emerged that work for the prequel will begin in October this year, in Northern Ireland.
George RR Martin, the author of Game of Thrones, had mentioned in his blog about HBO having plans to move ahead. “To clarify, what we have here is a pilot order, not as yet a series order,” he wrote on June 11. “Though of course we are all hoping that will follow.”
The upcoming show will be titled The Long Night and according to Deadline, the series will be filmed at The Paint Hall in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The same studio was used to film the Game of Thrones series as well.
In his blog, Martin had written that the prequel will date back to 10,000 years. "This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years,” he wrote.