‘Game Of Thrones’ Writer George R.R. Martin Is Now Teasing A Prequel

gameofthrones-george-r-r-martin-emilia-clarke_Getty 12th Annual AFI Awards - Red Carpet BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13:  Actress Emilia Clarke (L) and Writer George R.R. Martin arrive at at the 12th Annual AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For AFI)

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Game Of Thrones author George R. R. Martin took at break from killing everyone we love and not writing The Winds Of Winter to attend the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, where the HBO show about ice and fire and “t*ts and dragons” just racked up more combined Emmys than any other scripted series ever. Martin and Game Of Thrones co-showrunner D.B. Weiss spoke to Deadline backstage after the show’s big Emmy win for Outstanding Drama Series, where Weiss spoke about future seasons and Martin revealed a Game Of Thrones prequel may be in the cards (the heartbreaking, blood-spattered cards).

“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones, so there’s a lot of material there and I’m writing more,” Martin told Deadline, presumably while rubbing his hands and chortling about all the new Westeros denizens he can kill. He then called the prequel “speculation” even though he’s the one starting the rumor, as usual. “At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that’s all speculation.”

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