After more than a year of speculation over potential Game of Thrones spinoffs, HBO has officially greenlit a pilot episode for a prequel series from showrunner Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service).
"My vote would be The Long Night, which says it all", Martin wrote, referring to the prequel's era, which is thousands of years before the events of the HBO series based on Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
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The fictional world of Westeros won't disappear after the mythical saga Game of Thrones wraps its eight season run in 2019.
I'm not very well-versed in all-things-Game of Thrones, but a trip over to the Song of Ice and Fire Wiki tells me that the Long Night "is how the Westerosi refer to a period when a awful darkness fell across the Known World. 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".
As for the other successor shows... if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five.
Martin has made it clear in previous Q&As and panels that any upcoming Game of Thrones series will not be spinoffs, and none of them will feature any member of the current cast. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all.