There is so much to look forward to in the world of film and TV across 2019, but arguably the most anticipated event of them all is the final season of HBO’s mammoth hit, Game of Thrones. The series could well be regarded as the biggest TV show of all time, not just in terms of sheer popularity but also the movie-like scale it has adopted through the years.
It was recently confirmed that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will begin on April 14th, with the accompanying trailer leading to plenty of speculation about what the last six feature-length episodes of the series will have in store for fan-favourite characters including Jon Snow and Arya Stark.
With the series finally concluding, it would be understandable if some fans are dreading the moment when the epic story ultimately comes to an end. However, there is plenty to suggest that the legacy of the show is set to live on in a range of ways once it has drawn to a close.
A multimedia phenomenon
One obvious way that the series will live on will be through a new prequel which is being made by HBO. Featuring an all-new cast including Naomi Watts, the show is set to examine Westeros’s history thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones and look at its ‘descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour’. Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin and Jane Goldman are the minds behind the new series.
There is more to the world of Game of Thrones than just TV of course, with the show also developing a presence in gaming. A range of titles have been released based on the universe, including an episodic graphic adventure by Telltale. However, perhaps more remarkably the series has a place in iGaming too.
Sites like the online casino Mr Green offer a range of different experiences from live casino games to sports betting and even apps. Yet, incredibly, among this range of entertainment, it also features a slot game based on the hit HBO show. The Game of Thrones 243 Ways slot created by Microgaming evokes the series in a range of ways, from its imagery to the gameplay which sees players select a house to represent and get bonuses related to their choice.
Of course, the roots of Game of Thrones are in literature and more books related to the universe are expected to be released in the coming years too. The sixth novel in the series The Winds of Winter is eagerly anticipated, while George RR Martin is also expected to release a second part of his history of the Targaryen family which began with Fire And Blood.
The Adventure Continues
All of these highlights that while the hugely popular Game of Thrones series may be ending, there is set to be plenty more opportunities for fans to visit Westeros and its famous houses across the coming months and years.
Whatever the final episodes have in store for some of the show’s most beloved characters, the excitement and adventure of the universe created by George RR Martin looks set for a very bright future indeed. The story, it would seem, is far from over.Source: