Game of Thrones prequel
The extras had an uneasy habit of standing still and staring at people. ©HBO

It’s official: a FIFTH Game of Thrones prequel is in the works at HBO.

According to Variety, GOT writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was reported back in May that multiple prequels were in the works, with HBO later clarifying that they were still in he “embryonic stages”.

Four writers have been confirmed for the Game of Thrones prequels: Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland and Carly Wray.

George R. R. Martin has stressed that each project is a prequel rather than a spinoff and that none of the current main cast will be involved.

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