Filming has officially begun on the Game Of Thrones prequel and apparently, we will not be seeing any Lannisters or dragons. At least not at first.
It has been two months since the final season of Game Of Thrones came to an end and honestly, we still haven't entirely come to terms with it. We now live in a world where there is no next season or even next episode of GoT on the horizon. Don't despair entirely though, as there is a prequel to the TV show in the works.
Filming for the show has already begun in Northern Ireland, but we might have a wait on our hands until we get to see it. According to Entertainment Weekly, the first season of the show will not air until at least a year after GoT came to an end at the very least.
We do know bits and pieces about what we will get from the show. For starters, that it will be set a massive 5000 years prior to the events of the GoT world we have grown to know and love. During a recent interview, GoT author George R.R. Martin shed even more light on the series. For starters, we will be getting to know some of the Starks' ancestors, but there will not be any Lannisters.
"The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Casterly Rock is certainly there," Martin revealed. In Westeros, Casterly Rock was still occupied by the family after which it is named 5000 years ago. However, at some point, the founder of House Lannister takes it from them. It's unclear when exactly that happens in GoT history. Perhaps we will see that take place in future seasons should the prequels be a success.
While we're not too phased about a lack of Lannisters, Martin also revealing that there won't be dragons in the prequel was a potential deal-breaker. However, he picked us right back up by revealing that there will be mammoths. As trade-offs go, that's one we can deal with simply due to how unexpected a revelation it was. We are incredibly interested to see what this show will be like, so roll on 2020 when it will hopefully be released.