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Game of Thrones prequel star Miranda Richardson says it will be a “totally different” experience

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Now that Game of Thrones is finally done, fans are looking forward to the prequel(s) more than ever. But if you are looking for some hints in the original Game of Thrones series, you may be disappointed. Speaking to Digital Spy, prequel star Miranda Richardson stated that the prequel currently under production is going to be “totally different” from anything that has been done on Game of Thrones.

Several prequels to Game of Thrones based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world are currently under development. As of now, though, only the one written by Jane Goldman has been greenlit by HBO, of which Richardson is a part along with Naomi Watts, Jaime Campbell-Bower, and Josh Whitehouse.

Speaking of the yet-untitled show, Richardson said, “I have loved the storytelling in that series [Game of Thrones] and the wish and the will is to continue that, [but] with a totally different set of elements, [and] people.”

miranda richardson says game of thrones prequel will be totally different

The Game of Thrones prequel may shed more light into the origin of the Night King and the White Walkers.

However, what remains unchanged is the top-notch production value that Game of Thrones brought to the table. In Richardson’s words, “The craftsmen are the same – there is a base team that is the same and their work has been phenomenal throughout. I’m just thrilled to be a part of it.”

The series explores a timeline almost a thousand years prior to the events depicted in Game of Thrones – more specifically the timeline of the original ‘Long Night’. The “different set of elements” hinted by Richardson could point at a better look at the White Walkers and the Night King, how and why they originated, and how they were contained the first time. We may even get to finally understand what those spiral patterns that the White Walkers make actually meant!


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Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin updates fans about The Winds of Winter

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Game of Thrones TV series ended more than a year ago. The final season of the show divided the fan-base into two. One loved it, the other wanted something more. Hardcore fans are still waiting for the next book of the series, The Winds of Winter.

Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin recently updated fans about his progress on the upcoming book. He noticed a sudden spike in the number of viewers on his blog Not a Blog, and joked, “Sometimes I do get the feeling that most of you reading my posts here care more about what is happening in Westeros than what is happening in the United States.” 

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin updates fans about Winds of Winter

He further wrote, “So let me assure you that, when not sweating out election returns or brooding over other real-world problems, I have continued to work on THE WINDS OF WINTER.

No, sorry, still not done, but I do inch closer. It is a big book. I try not to dwell on that too much. I write a chapter at a time, a page-at-a-time, a sentence at-a-time, a word at-a-time. It is the only way. And sometimes I rewrite.” 

Martin explained he has been spending a lot of time with the Lannisters. Cersei and Tyrion in particular. He has also visited Dorne and the Old Town in his book. He is currently writing new chapters, revisiting and tweaking old ones as well.

George wrote, “None of this is even remotely new. It is how the first five books were written.” 

The Game of Thrones author is slowly picking up speed. He once gave an example of how the books will be different from the show. Are you excited for The Winds of Winter? Talk to us in the comments below!


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George R. R. Martin hints at great progress on House of The Dragon production

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Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. The popularity and success of the show have left fans worldwide wanting for more. HBO has already teased the fans with the announcement of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon. Moreover, the television network has added to the hype by adding Paddy Considine to the show’s cast as King Viserys. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is really happy with the show’s progress. Martin wrote on his blog Not a Blog :

George R.R. Martin hints at great progress on House of The Dragon production

Well, aside from COVID-19 slowing everything down, we are making great progress on the HBO prequel HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Ryan and Miguel are in London, casting has begun, it is all looking very exciting.”

He also talked about his other projects, “I wish I could say that things are also going great on all the other television and film projects I am involved with, either as a producer or as the author of the original source material (i.e. novels and short stories). I can’t. Very little shooting is taking place, and almost nothing is being greenlit. Of course, development continues… but there’s a reason they call it “development hell.” Sigh. 

So that’s where all that stands. Or at least, that’s as much as I am allowed to tell you right now. Hang in there, friends.” 

The great strides in the progress of the much-awaited series are welcome news for all the fans worldwide. Are you excited for the House of The Dragon? Tell us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin applauds Joe Biden’s speech

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Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin applauds Joe Biden’s speech

The political drama in the US Presidential election was no less than the hustle for the Iron Throne on the Game of Thrones. The twists and turns were similar to the epic fantasy, that ended with Joe Biden’s victory. Biden gave his first speech as the new US President on the night of 7th of November. The speech was very well received by the general public.

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin welcomed Biden’s win through his blog Not a Blog. He lauded the new President’s speech with heaps of praises. He wrote:

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin applauds Joe Biden’s speech

Joe Biden gave a marvellous speech tonight: eloquent, uplifting, stirring, a speech that spoke to all that is best in America, to our hopes and dreams rather than our fears. Time will tell what kind of president he will be, but everything about the campaign he waged confirms the fact that this is a good, decent, and intelligent man. 

It brought to my mind the classic Democratic hymn that was FDR’s campaign song, and later used by JFK, LBJ, and many others.”

Game of Thrones cast has often expressed their dislike for the former US President Donald Trump. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) even raised a toast to Biden’s victory, mocking Trump at the same time.

What do you think of the US Presidential election? Talk to us in the comments below!


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