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George RR Martin just teased the 'Game of Thrones' prequel we all want to see

Ellie Walker-Arnott

George RR Martin sure knows how to toy with our emotions. Not content with simply systematically killing every character we love and cherish, the 67-year-old 'Game of Thrones' author is now teasing us with a potential prequel. 

(Probably because he knows how fragile we are feeling now there are only 13 episodes of the series left.)

Speaking at last night's Emmy awards in Los Angeles, the author hinted at what the future could hold for the fantasy franchise, saying: 'I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to "Game of Thrones", so there’s a lot of material there and I’m writing more.'

Before you get too excited, it's clear a return to Westeros would be a long way off. 'At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that’s all speculation,' Martin added, speaking to Deadline.

(Rip our hearts out right now, why don't you.)

But showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are also pretty confident we haven't seen the last of the Seven Kingdoms. 'It's a great world that George created. I think it's a very rich world, and I'm sure there will be other series set in Westeros,' said Benioff last night after his Emmy wins.

If a prequel were to happen, though, it would be down to Martin and new showrunners. 'For us, this is it,' confirmed Benioff.

'Game of Thrones' will return to Sky Atlantic next year. 

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