George R.R. Martin has some solutions for the lingering questions going through viewers about what to anticipate from the upcoming “Sport of Thrones” prequel sequence.
Martin, creator of the “Sport of Thrones” supply novels, supplied a number of insights into Jane Goldman’s prequel pilot in an interview with Leisure Weekly.
Within the authentic sequence, seven kingdoms vie for the Iron Throne, however the present’s successor will see a kingdom depend that runs many orders larger. Martin stated, “If you happen to return additional, then there are 9 kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and finally you get again to the place there are 100 kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the period we’re speaking about right here.”
The present is ready roughly 5,000 years earlier than the occasions of “Sport of Thrones” in an period often known as “The Golden Age of Heroes.”
Martin revealed which of the beloved household traces will probably be round millennia in the past and that are omitted.
“The Starks will certainly be there,” he stated. “The Lannisters aren’t there but, however Casterly Rock is definitely there.”
The creator additionally confirmed the presence of non-human denizens of Westeros together with mammoths, direwolves and White Walkers — no dragons, nonetheless.
Martin stated the present would have an identical ensemble format to that of its predecessor.
“For ‘Sport of Thrones,’ we by no means even nominated anyone for lead actress or lead actor till lately. It was at all times for supporting [categories] as a result of the present is such an ensemble.” He continued, “I feel that will probably be true for this present too. We don’t have leads a lot as a big ensemble solid.” Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Naromi Ackie and Denise Gough are among the many ensemble solid introduced by HBO.
The present’s title continues to be underneath wraps, however Martin has some concepts, like “The Lengthy Night time.” He stays open to different names, nonetheless: “I heard a suggestion that it could possibly be referred to as ‘The Longest Night time,’ which is a variant I wouldn’t thoughts,” he stated. “That will be fairly good.”
In an interview with with Leonard and Jessie Maltin on the podcast “Maltin on Motion pictures,” Martin stated he doesn’t anticipate the success of “Sport of Thrones” to be replicated. “The dimensions of ‘Sport of Thrones’s’ success has — reaching all around the world and invading the tradition to [such an extent] — it’s not one thing anybody might ever anticipate, not one thing I anticipate to ever expertise once more.”