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This series of the game of thrones has long been known to be the last. That doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that it is going to end here.
Various stories and scripts have been worked on for years that may help to extend things beyond the eighth season.
The death of the Night King and the obliteration of the undead Army certainly leaves plenty of room for a spinoff in the future. Indeed, fans may also finally get some insight into the origin of the White Walkers.
The creator of the saga, George RR Martin refers to the story for the ‘successor show’. That show was the brainchild of the showrunner and author, Jane Goldman. She is also responsible for writing various screenplays, including Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The official synopsis reads: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
“And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
Martin is hoping for the title ‘The Long Night’ according to a blog post but there is not yet a formal title that we know of. It seems as if the reference may be a period of thousands of years prior to the current series of The Game of Thrones
During that time, the White Walkers come from the north and enter Westeros, driving the humans southward in the process. The humans then come in contact with the Children of the Forest and battle with the White Walkers. During the Battle for the Dawn, the first members of the Night’s Watch managed to force them back.
Bran the Builder raises the Wall with ice and magic in order to keep Westeros safe. The name is also reminiscent of the last episode of Game of Thrones. This included the Battle of Winterfell that took place between the dead and the living.
This certainly is a lot to consider and we will just have to take a wait-and-see position to find out.