'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Gets Green-lit by HBO

And it marks only one of five potential new 'GoT' spinoffs
'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Gets Green-lit by HBO
As we continue to wait on the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, HBO has revealed we will soon be getting a prequel series.

While so far untitled, a GoT spinoff will come from writer Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman) and author George R.R. Martin. HBO confirmed today it has given the green light to the pair's upcoming series and ordered up a pilot.

The show is set to take place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones and is described as "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."

Goldman will serve as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Martin. The series will be based on a story by her and Martin.

GoT creators/exec producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss will not be involved with the new prequel series.

Apparently, this new project is just one of five GoT prequels HBO has in development. As Deadline reports, HBO has signed additional deals with Martin to work with writers Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Carly Wray and Bryan Cogman on the others prospective shows.

Game of Thrones will air its finale in 2019. HBO then plans to air the prequel series in 2020.