While fans of HBO's dragon drama Game of Thrones will be distraught when the series comes to an end, there's nothing to be worried about. While everybody pretty much knew that a new Game of Thrones show wouldn't come too far behind the first, HBO has announced that it's officially green lit a pilot for a spin-off series, with a surprising setting.

According to Variety, Jane Goldman, the writer behind films such as Kick-Ass and Kingsman, will be penning the script to the upcoming GOT project, which will reportedly be set thousands of years before the events of the current show. The series will reportedly showcase the world's descent from the "golden age of heroes" to it's darkest hour.

The lore behind the world of Game of Thrones is vast, and there are any number of events that a prequel series could visit, such as the origins of the menacing "White Walkers" or the building of "The Wall."

Goldman's pilot isn't the only Game of Thrones series in the works, as there are currently four other writers penning their own ideas for spin-offs. None of the current show's cast will be involved in any of these projects, which will all consist of prequels instead of character spin-offs. 

While fans continue to speculate over the fates of their favorite characters from the original series, they can feel assuaged to know that they'll soon have a fresh crop of heroes to love in their place. Game of Thrones season 8 is set to premiere in 2019.