Once a long nightmare for the people of Westeros, the Night King is not a threat anymore. While many feel that the last season of Game of Thrones didn’t do justice to him, the upcoming prequel series may reveal something we didn’t expect.
Supposedly the most fearsome man of Westeros, the Night King was not even half beaten. Sure, Arya’s role in killing him was pretty badass, but all of us expected him to be a little tougher before reducing to ashes.
Also, with him died an entire cocktail of wild fan theories proposing reasons about his identity, where he originated from and what he needed. However, he was not a Targaryen.
What to Expect From the Prequel Series?
All we know is that the Night King was created by the Children of the Forest, as we saw during Bran’s flashback with the former Three-Eyed Raven. Basically, he’s an embodiment of death as he endeavoured to delete Westeros’ memory (otherwise known as The Three-Eyed Raven) and make a “Long Night” that never ends.
Notwithstanding, with the prequel arrangement approaching nearer and nearer, it’s broadly felt that fans will get an insight into the causes of White Walkers, and in the manner, the Night King.
The prequel is about 5,000 years ago, before the events of Game of Thrones. The official synopsis of the series reads –
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”
Though it’s not been confirmed, yet George R.R. Martin is said to be hoping it be called “The Long Night,” leaving the period in question, and also the most recent episode which featured the Battle of Winterfell.
Also, there are rumours the series to be called “Blood Moon”.
What About the Period of ‘Age of Heroes’?
“Age of Heroes” is the period when the Children of the Forest made an agreement with the humans after the White Walkers entered Westeros and the North. The Children of the Forest and people joined the forces, and with the first members of the Night’s Watch, they were able to drive the White Walkers back in The Battle for the Dawn.
And Bran the Builder – an ancestor of the Stark – raised the Wall using ice and magic to keep the Westeros safe.
Thus, it appears just as we are bound to get more of the White Walkers and their back-story, just as the Night King’s, particularly when you read the following piece of the prequel synopsis –
“And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”
For Your Information
What George R.R. Martin has hidden in the crustal is yet to be seen. It may be annoying, but there’s no clear picture of the things in GoT Prequel Series. This time, George RR Martin is developing the prequel series on his own in the joint effort with Jane Goldman as the showrunner, and Naomi Watts to play a socialite with a “dark secret“.