Game for a pre­quel

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Ja­nine Yaqoob

A GAME of Thrones pre­quel is in the pipe­line – one of five po­ten­tial spin-off projects.

HBO, which makes the pop­u­lar me­dieval fan­tasy series, has or­dered a pi­lot for a show which will be set thou­sands of years be­fore the cur­rent one.

If good enough, the net­work will com­mis­sion a full series. But ex­ec­u­tives say any spin-off will not be broad­cast un­til af­ter Game of Thrones ends in 2019.

The pre­quel has been cre­ated by screen­writer Jane Gold­man, who wrote Kick-ass, X-men: First Class and the Kings­man films.

She is work­ing along­side au­thor of the series, Ge­orge RR Martin. Martin has said he is work­ing with at least four other writ­ers re­gard­ing fur­ther spin-offs.

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