During an interview backstage at the Emmys, George R.R. Martin confirmed that aside from working on two Game of Thrones books, he is also writing some pages of history for A Song of Fire and Ice. This could mean a prequel for Game of Thrones Season 7.
Game of Thrones Emmy Wins
Game of Thrones broke the record during the 68th Annual Emmy Awards as the most awards received by a fictional series. The series bagged 12 awards, totaling to an Emmy tally of 38.
The series took home titles such as Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Drama Series.
Other awards the production has received are: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary ; Or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Special Visual Effects; Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour). The list can be downloaded from the Emmy Awards’ website.
George R.R. Martin Clarifies Game of Thrones Prequel Details
Aside from the wins, what made a bigger headline was what George R.R. Martin confirmed during a backstage interview regarding rumors that there will be a prequel.
The author specified that at the moment, they are not looking to do any prequels for the series but he, however, confirmed that he is writing some history pages to explain how the Game of Thrones came to be.
“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones, so there’s a wealth of material there and I’m still writing more,” Martin said, talking about a possible prequel. “But at the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish, so that’s all speculation.”
Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff also adds that if there will be any prequel, the two of them are no longer going to be involved in it.
“It’s a great world that George created. I think it’s a very rich world and I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros, but for us this is it,” Benioff said.