In an interview at the backstage of Emmy, it seems like "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin has been busy with a lot of things.
Though his much anticipated new book "Winds of Winter" has not been released yet, it does not mean he has not been writing on his free time. When asked about HBO making a "Game of Thrones" prequel it seems like he already has a lot of material to make it work.
"I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones," George R.R. Martin said. He further detailed, "so there's a lot of material there and I'm writing more."
This implies that there is a possibility of a "Game of Thrones" prequel should the series come to an end. Given the show's extreme popularity, it does not make sense for HBO to not consider it.
But before fans fully rejoice, George R.R. Martin was quick to say that nothing is guaranteed. He said, "At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that's all speculation." Funnily, the interviewer pointed out that Martin was the one doing the speculating.
Having written lots of pages for a prequel is not too surprising for a story like "Game of Thrones." When you read his books you will have an inkling that all the characters have been integrated into the complex web of stories.
As for the upcoming season seven and eight of "Game of Thrones," co-showrunner D.B. Weiss said that it will be better but it will also be worse, but mostly better. Though it was a little cryptic, fans are probably used to it by now and that they do know to always prepare for their favorite character to get killed off unexpectedly.