Game Of Thrones prequel on-set photos tease mammoths in upcoming series

Game Of Thrones prequel on-set photos tease mammoths in upcoming series

After Cersei wistfully hoped that elephants would join her army for the final battle in Game of Thrones, it became very hard not to hope for them to turn up alongside her.

Cersei talks to the Golden Company about those damn elephants:

Unfortunately, they didn't arrive, leading to a hell of a lot of memes about it.

But that doesn't mean we won't be seeing something similar in the near future.

Game of Thrones may be done, but there are still a few more shows on the way set in the same universe, including the upcoming prequel series, Bloodmoon.

Back in the day, shooting locations for Game of Thrones were littered with pink signs that read 'GoT', pointing towards the set for any wayward crewmembers. For the prequel there are no pink signs, but there are some new ones - which may point to a new feature for the series.

The HBO spin-off has reportedly kicked off in various locations across Northern Ireland, with fans already speculating on what could be in store.

An on-set photo leaked onto Twitter by an account following the production shows these new signs, depicting a woolly mammoth.

Now while this is by no means a confirmation, it would be a little weird to use mammoths to represent the production if you're not going to use them at any point, wouldn't it?

While no woolly mammoths turned up in Game of Thrones, the prequel has more than enough room for them, given that it is set thousands of years before the events of the eight-season epic. The synopsis for the upcoming prequel has been released, reading:

"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’s 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."

The new series already has its cast, with Naomi Watts, John Simm, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Naomi Ackie, and Richard McCabe on board.

Bloodmoon is expected to be released some time in 2020.