George R.R. Martin ribs HBO for Game of Thrones prequel title confusion George R.R. Martin ribs HBO for Game of Thrones prequel title confusion


George R.R. Martin nonetheless is aware of what he’d name the Game of Thrones prequel, even when HBO formally would not. Last week, it appeared the brand new collection — set centuries earlier than the present occasions in Westeros and co-created by Martin and Jane Goldman (Stardust) — lastly had a reputation we might connect to it.

In discussing the casting of Naomi Watts for the collection, Martin appeared to disclose its official title: The Long Night, a reference to the seemingly countless and dangerous winter that plagued Westeros again within the Age of Heroes, within the time earlier than the Targaryens and their dragons got here to the continent and altered every thing. Given what we all know in regards to the present’s setting, that title would appear acceptable, however apparently HBO did not agree…at the very least, not but. 

According to the community, the collection remains to be formally untitled, which suggests that they are both ready to disclose the title The Long Night (getting logos and different promotional materials collectively, or what have you ever) or that Martin and Goldman initially referred to as it that and the community is just unsure if that is what they’re sticking with. Either means, Martin took to his “Not a Blog” on Monday to take the blame for letting that title leak out…and to rib HBO just a bit bit for pushing again.

“Oh, I should also mention… HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled THE LONG NIGHT,” Martin wrote. “That’s is certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is still officially UNTITLED. So… mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.  Elsewise, the pilot is coming along well, with casting falling into place. I could tell you more, but I am not supposed to.”

As Martin talked about, casting is certainly falling into place on the collection, with Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse already snagging key roles for the venture. As for once we’ll truly see it, that is not clear. For now, we nonetheless have the ultimate season of Game of Thrones to look ahead to subsequent yr. We’d guess HBO will likely be much more forthcoming in regards to the prequel as soon as the principle saga involves an finish.

What do you assume? Should HBO persist with The Long Night?

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