'Game of Thrones' prequel 'Bloodmoon': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about the spin-off
It all started with a Long Night and a long winter which lasted for a generation, and that was the cause which gave rise to the events in the story of 'A Song of Ice and Fire'
'Game of Thrones' with its gory execution of power and politics, has changed the face of medieval TV shows forever and, while the show is now approaching its end, it has given its loyal fan base yet another reason to rejoice. A spin-off!
The present series is following a medias res pattern where the events are happening from the middle of a crisis. We do get to know about the past incidents which led to this crisis through the conversations between the characters but then, how did it all even come to exist?
This is where the 'Game of Thrones' spin-off titled 'Bloodmoon will be significant.
Although not much is known about the show, it was recently revealed that the filming for the spin-off series began in Belfast two weeks ago.
There is yet no official release date of the prequel.
As mentioned on HBO's website, "Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. 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, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know."
HBO taking it slow with #GameofThrones spin-offs, says programming chief — ‘I don’t anticipate any movement on any other prequels until we see [Jane Goldman’s prequel series]’— Fandom (@getFANDOM) July 26, 2018
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The prequel, unlike the show, will see a pretty stellar cast right from the beginning. The 'Gypsy' and 'Birdman' actress, Naomi Watts is set to play a character who is "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” Watts recently also was picked up as the actress to play Gretchen Carlson in the Roger Ailes limited series, 'The Loudest Voice', currently in the works at Showtime. While Watts was the first actor to be cast for the prequel, she will be joined by Miranda Richardson who is best known for her role as the probing journalist, Rita Skeeter from the 'Harry Potter' movie franchise. Marquis Rodriguez who plays the enthusiastic journalist, Aaron Glover on NBC's 'Manifest' will also join the cast.
Other than that, the cast includes Jonathan Whitehouse ('Poldark'), Naomi Ackie ('Star Wars: Episode IX', 'Doctor Who'), Denise Gough ('Colette'), Jamie Campbell Bower ('The Twilight Saga: New Moon', 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'), Sheila Atim ('Harlots'), Ivanno Jeremiah ('Humans'), Georgie Henley ('The Chronicles of Narnia'), Alex Sharp ('How to Talk to Girls at Parties'), and Toby Regbo ('Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald').
According to HBO Jane Goldman and GoT author George R.R. Martin are the creators of this new series, with Goldman serving as the showrunner. Both will executive produce, alongside SJ Clarkson ('The Defenders', 'Jessica Jones', and HBO’s 'Succession'), who will also be directing the pilot episode; James Farrell; Jim Danger Gray; Vince Gerardis; Daniel Zelman and co-executive producer Chris Symes. Martin was also an executive producer on 'Game of Thrones' and contributed to several episode scripts.
Goldman had, in fact, told Digital Spy that her gory humor will be very much in play as she pens down the show, "I don't know if I'm allowed to say, but I would say yeah! Those are things I love, and things I like to do. It would be remiss of me not to put them in. So yeah...I am just writing ideas and outlining some things. I really can't say very much about it, but yeah, it's all going well. I'm having lots of fun making stuff up!"
News: George R. R. Martin spoils the Long Night for HBO!
Martin's love child, 'A Song of Ice and Fire', which was conceived way back in the '90s is not his anymore and the author cannot even speak about the prequel without being pinned down by HBO. He had somehow leaked the title of the prequel to be 'Long Night' when he wrote on his blog, "Jane Goldman scripted the LONG NIGHT pilot and will be running the show." However, soon the author re-checked his statement and said, "Oh, I should also mention… HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled THE LONG NIGHT. That’s is certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is still officially UNTITLED."
Looks like Martin has been compelled to take the oath of silence, just like his character the Mountain.
There is no trailer or teaser for the prequel as of now.
Where to watch:
The prequel will perhaps air on its original home-network, HBO.