With the Game of Thrones series conclusion, fans were left wondering what was next for the Westerosi world.
The universe created by George R.R. Martin will live on with an HBO series and TV movie that's set thousands of years before the events of the recently ceased series.
With all of the backlash faced from the final season, a prequel could make or break fans' opinions of the saga. Details surrounding the project are under wraps, but HBO released some snippets of information on what is to be expected. Oscar nominee Naomi Watts will headline the upcoming project.
Due to the timeline, it's highly unlikely that any fan-favorite characters will make an appearance, but Martin is known for surprises, so you never know. The prequel isn't the only GOT content fans have to look forward to; a documentary about the season eight production will air on Sunday.
George R.R. Martin has revealed that there are five GOT prequels in development
In an interview at the season eight premiere, Martin revealed that five prequels were in the works. The yet-to-be-named greenlit project is the first of the five to enter the production stages. Martin has been calling the unnamed TV movie The Long Night, but no name has been confirmed by the network. "One of them... is fully cast now, and we have a director. That's going to start shooting in Belfast, I think, pretty soon," he said.
The White Walker history will finally be revealed.
Fans were disappointed during the finale when little was revealed about the series-long enemy. Martin has called the upcoming prequel The Long Night, and while that name is not confirmed, it does give a hint about what the future project could be about. Considering the episode that featured the Battle of Winterfell and the destruction of the White Walker army was called "The Long Night," too, it's entirely possible we'll find out more about the undead characters.
It has already been confirmed that we will learn more about the White Walker origin story. Maybe we'll finally get our answers to those infamous spiral symbols.