What is known about the series "Long Night", a spin-off of "Game of Thrones" from HBOBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-is-known-about-the-series-long-night-a-spin-off-of-game-of-thrones-from-hbo
Not all fans have had time to watch the last episode of the 8th season of "Game of Thrones", as the network started talking about the fact that HBO plans to shoot a spin-off of the cult saga, which will be called "The Long Night".
We were able to find out some details of the future series and want to share them with you. It is quite possible that this project will become another HBO masterpiece and will even be able to surpass the "Game of Thrones" itself.
The new series promises to tell viewers about the events that took place in the Seven Kingdoms 10 thousand years before the appearance of everyone's favorite Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. The spin-off will touch upon the period of transition from the Age of Heroes — when the Children of the Forest and the First People signed a contract — to the Long Night — when White Walkers came to these lands.
Finally, viewers will find out how the Army of the Dead appeared and who their leader is. After all, in season 8 of the series, the hero of the King of the Night was godlessly "leaked". Actually, like Daenerys and many other key characters. If you, like millions of other fans, are indignant about this, you can sign a petition to reshoot the last season. And what if you get lucky!
The main character of the "Long Night", most likely, will be Azor Ahai — the same legendary warrior who at one time managed to create a lightsaber and destroy the white walkers. According to legend, Azor Ahai forged his weapon many times, but checking the sword all the time ended in failure. This continued until the warrior plunged the blade into the heart of his wife Nissu-Nissu, thereby filling it with her strength and courage.
By the way, it is already known that one of the main roles in the series will be played by British actress Naomi Watts. Information about this appeared on the website of the creator of the Song of Ice and Fire George Martin.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to see the characters we love from Game of Thrones in the series. However, according to some reports, the founders of the houses of Lannister and Stark — Lann Smart and Brandon the Builder - may appear in the "Long Night".
As for the cast, it is still known about the participation in the filming Naomi Eki, Toby Regbo, Jamie Campbell Bower, John Simm, Richard McCabe and others. Most likely, these names don't mean anything to you… However, you didn't know some of the actors from Game of Thrones either, and they turned out to be real stars!
The exact release date of the spin-off is still unknown. The only thing you should be sure of is that the series will debut no earlier than 2020. The authors of "Game of Thrones" have repeatedly said that they want to wait at least a year after the release of the eighth season of the cult saga.
Recall that the final episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones" was released on May 19, 2019, and millions of viewers have already had time to familiarize themselves with it. The sixth series, however, as well as the whole season, caused a lot of negative emotions among fans. It is obvious that the authors of the series overestimated their strength, deciding to shoot it without waiting for Martin's books. Otherwise, it is simply impossible to explain the huge number of blunders, unfinished storylines and cheap scenes.