George R.R. Martin Confirms the Starks Will Be in Game of Thrones Prequel

TVGuide.com | 7/9/2019 | Amanda Bell
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Are you ready to go back to Westeros yet?

New details about the currently-in-production prequel series to Game of Thrones have come down straight from George R.R. Martin himself, and if you weren't already anxious for the watch to begin again, perhaps this news will do the trick.

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Martin spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what fans can expect from the Game of Thrones prequel, which is expected to take us back thousands of years to the world's "darkest hour." The A Song of Ice and Fire author confirmed that there will be White Walkers, early members of House Stark (the pack survives), and quite a few new kingdoms at play in the new series.

"The Starks will definitely be there," Martin confirmed to EW. "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 things like direwolves and mammoths." Perhaps the Game of Thrones prequel will finally give us the big direwolf battle sequence that was originally slated to happen in Season 8 of the HBO epic.

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No word yet on whether the Targaryens or their dragons will factor into the story, but Martin did admit that we shouldn't expect to see any lion sigils lurking about in the beginning of the new series, even though we will get to meet the namesake of their family home. "The Lannisters aren't there yet, but Casterly Rock is certainly there; it's like the Rock...
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