Fifth 'Game Of Thrones' prequel confirmed to be in the works

Ruben Ruiz
September 23, 2017

As Entertainment Weekly noted, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire - the novels on which Game of Thrones is based - George RR Martin will be working closely with the co-executive producer of the series for the prequel.

According to Variety, the project will be written by series veteran Bryan Cogman, who's been involved with Game of Thrones since Season 1, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer.

The 69-year-old revealed that "like the other pilots, it will be a prequel rather than sequel, a successor rather than a spinoff".

Cogman joined the Game of Thrones gang in season 1 as a writing assistant to showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.

Cogman now serves as co-executive producer and has also written ten Game of Thrones episodes, including season seven's Stormborn.

The original "Game of Thrones" series may be coming to an end with season 8 - expected to debut sometime in 2018 or 2019 - but HBO isn't giving up on the most popular series in the history of the network.

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While details about any of these projects have not been revealed, George has made one thing clear.

Martin wrote of Cogman in his blog, "If [Dan and David] have been the kings of Westeros for these past seven seasons, Bryan Cogman has surely been the Prince of Dragonstone ..."

There's a fifth Game of Thrones prequel series in the works, and the project's writer is a familiar name to the fantasy drama's fans with a massive amount of Westeros experience.

Martin is helping develop all five potential prequels with the screenwriters attached. Godzilla's Max Borenstein, Kingsman's Jane Goldman, A Knight's Tale's Brian Helgeland and Westworld's Carly Wray have all been tasked with finding stories to tell in the Game of Thrones universe.

People have already began to speculate what the prequels shows could focus on, with many suggesting that they would like to see Robert's Rebellion, a period of time that is regularly mentioned in the current series.

It can be recalled that due to the delay in the release of "The Winds of Winter", the producers of "Game of Thrones" had to come up with their own version of the story just so they could continue on with the sixth season of the TV adaptation.

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