If you didn’t read the George Martin books, you will probably have a hard time understanding some concepts and stories behind the Game of Thrones. The hit HBO series is reportedly exploring the possibility of producing a Game of Thrones spinoff because “it’s such a big property.”
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the network would be “foolish” not to explore a sequel (or a prequel) for the hit series. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are also open to this possibility, although they remained coy on the subject in the past.
Game of Thrones spinoff: Robert’s rebellion
Since a prequel is more likely than a spinoff, as admitted by Bloys, we want to see how it all started. Game of Thrones Season 1 picked off in the aftermath of Robert Baratheon’s rebellion. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what this is all about in Game of Thrones spinoff?
The war began with the alleged abduction of Lyanna Stark by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, the heir to the Iron Throne. Robert was supposed to marry Lyanna. He and the Starks demanded the return of Lyanna and started the war against the Targaryens.
The Long Night
What was rarely discussed in Game of Thrones was where the White Walkers came from. Presumably, these ancient ice monsters came from a period known as The Long Night, a winter that lasted for a generation. They were fought off by an alliance of the First Men and the Children of the Forest.
Later, the first Starks erected the Great Wall to keep the White Walkers away. This also led to the creation of the Night’s Watch.
Lyanna and Rhaegar’s love story
It was hinted in the books that Lyanna was not abducted, but she deliberately run away with Rhaegar because they were in love. There were many instances there where Rhaegar publicly showed his admiration for Lyanna even though he was already married.
It would be interesting to see how the war started just because Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen fell in love with each other. Game of Thrones spinoff would be wise to explore this story.
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