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House Stark and not House Lannister to be part of Game Of Thrones' prequel? George RR Martin spills beans

Game Of Thrones (GOT) fans, here’s some great news awaiting you! Now we already know that the shoot for the GOT prequel had begun in Belfast a few months ago. The new series, set more than five thousand years before the events of the current series, will tell the story of the Children Of The Forest and will trace the history of the White Walkers. Naomi Watts will play a pivotal part in the prequel.

Recently in an interview to a Hollywood magazine, George RR Martin who penned A Song of Ice and Fire spilled some major beans on the prequel. GOT talked about seven kingdoms but in the prequel, Westeros is divided into almost 100 kingdoms. “We talk about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros; there were Seven Kingdoms at the time of Aegon’s Conquest. But if you go back further then there are nine kingdoms, and 12 kingdoms, and eventually you get back to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here,” he said.

Talking about the Houses, he said, “The Starks will definitely be there. Obviously the White Walkers are here — or as they’re called in my books, The Others — and that will be an aspect of it. There are things like dire wolves and mammoths.”

However House Lannister will not be part of the prequel. “The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Castlery Rock is certainly there; it’s like the Rock of Gibraltar. It’s actually occupied by the Casterlys — for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones.”

Reports said the prequel will tentatively be titled Bloodmoon. It will be majorly focused on The Long Night, a confrontation on the Army of the Dead and the armies of the living. Talking about the title George said, “I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn’t mind. That would be pretty good.”

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