‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel: Here’s HBO’s Full Description of the New Story

Potential series will go back 1,000 years into Westeros history

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HBO gave fans the first glimpse of its post-“Game of Thrones” future by announcing a pilot for an untitled prequel series that will take place well before the events of the show.

Below, read the full synopsis from the premium cable network:

“Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.  And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.”

The series was created by Jane Goldman and “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin, with Goldman serving as showrunner. Vince Gerardis and Daniel Zelman also serve as executive producers on the pilot.

The original “Game of Thrones” will return sometime in 2019 for its eighth and final season.