How HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series Can Expand on the Age of Heroes

  • One of the confirmed spin-offs is a prequel set during the mythical Age of Heroes, which spanned thousands of years.

  • It will star Naomi Watts, Jamie Campbell Bower, Georgie Henley, Toby Regbo, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, and more. The author speculates that Naomi Watts is playing a Lannister ancestor, maybe even Lann the Clever.

  • The Age of Heroes is when ancient family lineages developed, war with the Children of the Forest begun, and the first Long Night took place.

  • Possible plot points include the shattering of the Arm of Dorne, discovery of Pyke in the Iron Islands, war between the First Men and the Children of the Forest, creation of the Night King, and the creation or taming of dragons using blood magic. We could see Bran the Builder, Durran Godsgrief, Lann the Clever, and Garth Greenhand.

  • Bran the Builder was the legendary founder of House Stark who built the Wall and Winterfell with the help of giants. Garth Greenhand founded the houses from The Reach including House Tyrell. Durran Godsgrief built Storm's End and founded House Baratheon.