After Game of Thrones ends, you won't have to be without Westeros for very long. While this series will definitively end the stories of all the characters we've seen so far, that doesn't mean there aren't more stories to be told, which is why HBO has announced a prequel series taking place centuries before the events of GoT.
Sorry to fans who were expecting to see Robert's Rebellion, but according to the official summary, this series will be taking place in the time considered myth and lore by our current characters.
"The series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour," the show's summary reads. "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."
With that, here's five things we'd want to see in this prequel series.
5. Bran the Builder
There must always be a Stark in Winterfell.
Those aren't just mere words of tradition, but they have been evoked for generations. As we know the current Brandon Stark was named after the great Bran the Builder, another Brandon Stark in the family tree.
This Brandon was a legendary member of the First Men from the Age of Heroes. He reigned as the First King in the North, built Winterfell and the Wall, and founded House Stark.
Legend has it Bran built The Wall to protect the North and all others from further attack at the end of the Long Night.
Now, to see this Stark of legend on our TVs? That would be amazing!
4. The Start of the Night's Watch
After Bran the Builder erected The Wall with supposedly the help of giants, men were required to maintain it, and thus the Night's Watch was born.
Initially, the Night's Watch was an honor, not a place to send criminals trying to escape death sentences. When it started, the men knew what they were meant to do, to protect everyone against the greater threats that lay in the ice cold North.
It would interesting to see how Castle Black started and all the other castles along the Wall not abandoned. To see what it's like when there's more than just a handful of competent warriors and honorable men would be a refreshing change, as we've only seen the state they fell to in Game of Thrones.
This is only something we can guess at due to the mention of the "mysteries to the East" and what else is to the East other than Essos and Old Valyria, where the Targaryens, dragons, and Valyrian steel came from.
Though this is only a guess, we do know Old Valyria does exist at this point in time and becomes one of the most advanced civilizations in the world before its destruction later in time.
2. The First Invasion of the White Walkers
It is said the Lord of Light battles a great enemy whose name was forbidden to say; this isn't covered in the show, but is in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The great enemy is simply referred to as the Great Other and according to legend, many believe it is his power that was leant to the White Walkers and gives them their extreme supernatural ability.
With the first invasion of the Night Walkers, which brought about the night that never ends (also known as the Long Night), the one that's referenced in books and in legend on the show, the White Walkers almost killed their way down south until, well, Azor Ahai.
1. Azor Ahai
Azhor Ahai was the great warrior who brought about the end of the Long Night by forging the fiery sword Lightbringer, after plunging the blade to temper it in the heart of his true love and wife. It was he who brought the end of the Long Night and it is he who will be reborn as The Prince That Was Promised.
Yes, the one who Melisandre has going around declaring different people to be; she believes now Jon Snow is the Prince That Was Promised, Azor Ahai reborn, to bring the end to what is coming. We really aren't sure what the truth is.
So, despite the show taking place thousands of years in the past, the only familiar thing audiences may see will be the first Long Night, the White Walkers, and the start of the prophecy that Melissandre and the Red Priestesses believe in.
Now, it's just time to await the official announcement for this prequel.