'Game of Thrones' Prequel Pilot Sets Production Start Date

Game of Thrones fans will be relieved to know that their favorite show is not exactly ending with this upcoming final season. HBO has a prequel show coming to TV screens with an all-star cast.

The series is set thousands of years before any of our favorite GoT characters were even born. With no title, or official synopsis, what we do know finally is the start date for production Filming for the show will start early this summer, according to Entertainment Weekly.

While nothing has been announced yet, the prequel is rumored to be called The Long Night, something George RR Martin all but confirmed in a blog post. "HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled THE LONG NIGHT," Martin wrote in Nov. 2018. "That is certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is still officially UNTITLED. So… mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa."

No one knows where the show will be filmed, but it is probably safe to assume the shows creators will use the resources they used in filming GoT in Northern Ireland, among other suspected spots.

The cast will include Naomi Watts, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, and Denise Gough, along with others.

S.J. Clarkson is set to direct the pilot, but so far just the pilot, as HBO has yet to order an entire series. If the show makes it past the pilot, fans could expect the show to premiere as early as 2020.