The 'Game of Thrones' prequel series will have Starks, Direwolves, and mammoths

The 'Game of Thrones' prequel series will have Starks, Direwolves, and mammoths

Game of Thrones might have drawn to a close in what was, for some, the most divisive finale in TV history, but our televised journey through Westeros is far from over.

While we have had snippets of information about its prequel like its rumored title and cast members, more information has been released by its executive producer and author of the original A Song Of Ice and Fire novels, George R. R. Martin.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the author, who previously said the prequel would be set thousands of years before Game of Thrones, added that the Starks would be making an appearance - albeit a completely different generation from the one which dominated the plot of Game of Thrones.

"The Starks will definitely be there," Martin said.

Sansa, Arya and Bran Stark. Credit: HBO

However, the Starks are not the only familiar people who will be making an appearance in the series that's rumored to be called Boodmoon.

"Obviously the White Walkers are here - or as they're called in my books, The Others - and that will be an aspect of it. There are also things like direwolves and mammoths," Martin continued.

Jon Snow and Ghost. Credit: HBO

It is believed that 'Bloodmoon' is the working title being used for the series now that it is filming, but Martin has said that he would like for it to be called The Long Night - after the season eight episode depicting the Battle of Winterfell.

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"I heard a suggestion that it could be called The Longest Night, which is a variant I wouldn't mind," he said. "That would be pretty good."

The actors confirmed to be appearing in the prequel include Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, and Denise Gough. However, HBO has not confirmed whether it has ordered more than an initial pilot episode - but given the popularity of Westeros in general, this seems like a pretty safe bet.