The just-announced HBO pilot set during the Age of Heroes gives us a great reason to talk about that epic era and how it might look on TV. Join Aziz, Ash, LML, and JoeMagician and chat about this exciting news! This series has since been cancelled – but hey, we still have House of the Dragon to look forward to. That and all of the other announced series! Listen to our previous ‘Why We Love’ here.
“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. 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.”
“No one can even say for certain if Brandon the Builder ever lived. He is as remote from the time of the novels as Noah and Gilgamesh are from our own time.” – SSM.
“If you look at the published books so far, there’s really very little material about [the Age of Heroes]. A sentence here, a sentence there. Old Nan tells a tale that takes up a paragraph. So Jane had to create the characters, the settings and some of the events, and we had to look at everything that was said and say, ‘O.K., here’s what was said at this point, we need to make it consistent to that.’ We kicked around some ideas and I made some suggestions. But mostly it’s been Jane running with it.” – GRRM.