'Game of Thrones' prequel: Everything you need to know about 'Bloodmoon' starring Naomi Watts
The 'Game of Thrones' might be coming to an end after April, but fans have much to look forward to as George RR Martin has announced an exciting new prequel to the show
As a fan of the 'Game of Thrones' series, I feel it's by far one of the best fantasy shows developed for TV, and one which does full justice to the books it's adapted from.
With its cast of multifaceted characters, you never know what to expect from 'Game of Thrones', where each character has so much depth to them, that it's really hard to decide who's good and who's evil.
With the franchise releasig its eight and final season in April, creator George RR Martin still seem to have a few surprises up his sleeve.
Martin originally planned five spin-offs from this famous show but eventually settled on having only one prequel, which he'd rather refer to as a "successor show" instead.
With expectations of fans already hitting sky high, due to the immense success of the previous seven seasons of the show, it may just be a good idea to produce one show that is mounted on a bigger budget and create a bigger impact, rather than five shows with a stretched out budget and too many characters.
After all, 'Game of Thrones' owes its success to its huge fan following, and we all know that some fans can be even more ruthless than Ramsay Bolton.
The series is set to take place thousands of years before the original 'Song of Ice and Fire' timeline, in a time which is said to be the darkest period in the 'Game of Thrones' mythology. The series is said to fill in all the holes we think we know in the franchise (relax fans, your theories may still hold true), and also cover unchartered territory which the 'GOT' series couldn't fit into their tight, one-hour episode schedule.
The new prequel titled 'Bloodmoon' and starring Naomi Watts promises to reveal new horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, from the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, which honestly sounds quite juicy in itself if you ask me.
What we can watch out for is how some of the different races fared before the First Men encroached on their territory, and also how some of the more powerful characters in 'GOT' came to be.
Naomi Watts was the first to be cast on this show and while she wasn't a fan of the show before, she's now come to love the complex characters that this show is filled with, and her role, while not clearly defined, is described as "a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret".
The show has also cast nine other members including Jonathan Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. A pretty decent cast in my opinion!
The successor show will be directed by SJ Clarkson, who's had incredible success on shows like 'Orange Is the New Black', 'Jessica Jones' and 'Dexter', and while she's not shy of the gore that is perpetrated under her direction, she's looking to bring her sense of humor to this series as well.
While the series will release only in 2020, with the all-star cast and the amazing director, we may see the new show having as much success (or maybe even more) than its predecessor.
HBO has announced the premiere date for the eighth (and final) season of GAME OF THRONES. Mark it down on your calendars: APRIL 14. There's a new teaser too (and a longer trailer in the works): https://t.co/RJCCpEZtEV— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) January 17, 2019