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07th Nov 2018

HBO tells George R. R. Martin that Game Of Thrones prequel isn’t actually titled The Long Night

Rory Cashin

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The Game Of Thrones prequel has no title. Not yet, anyways

A few days ago, we reported that Game Of Thrones author George R. R. Martin had revealed the official title of the prequel series, in which Oscar-nominated Australian actress Naomi Watts was cast.

While Martin was clearly excited to talk about The Long Night the currently-untitled show, HBO weren’t ready to give up that particularly piece of information just yet.

As per his blog, the fantastically titled Not A Blog, Martin told his fans:

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

“We also have a couple of other successor shows still in development, but I cannot tell you about those either. Sorry. And some exciting things are happening with the Wild Cards television series, but I can’t talk about those.  Nor can I say much about WHO FEARS DEATH, based on Nnedi Okorafor’s wonderful novel. Hush hush, it’s Hollywood, they like news to come through officially approved channels out there.”

Is he done teasing? No. No he sure isn’t:

“That’s all in television. In feature films, one of my best known short stories is being developed, and another of my best known short stories may soon be under option for a big movie… and my team is doing its best to set up another of my novels with an actor I adore and a director I worship… but those are not yet ready to be talked about either, so all I can do is tease.  Consider yourselves teased.”