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Now that the biggest and most streamed television show of ALL TIME is finally over, whatever will we do with our sad lives?

We've got no more character deaths to mourn, no more badass dragon 'Dracarys' moments, and no more twists and fan theories to obsess over. All seems lost.

Never fear, Game of Thrones fanatics, for a prequel series has already begun filming in Belfast. That's right: Bloodmoon is coming. Here's everything you need to know…

While George RR Martin still hasn't written the last two books (for the love of God, hurry up), he's been working on the much-anticipated prequel which was tentatively called, The Long Night but later became Bloodmoon.

HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter last year, “We’re shooting the pilot in June.”

“This is a pilot, so we’re doing it the old-fashioned way, which is shooting a pilot. My expectation is it will be great."

Fans have spotted parts of the set popping up around Belfast at The Paint Hall in the Titanic Quart, and it looks absolutely amazing.

The Paint Hall was once where the component parts of ships were painted in climate controlled conditions, according to inews.co.uk, and the same studio was used to shoot many of GOT's renowned interior shots.

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin claims the premise is set some 10,000 years before the events of current GOT times, and "really puts the 'pre' in prequel."

"Since it is set not 90 years before Game of Thrones, or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years.” The show will begin during the Age of Heroes, and chronicles how the world descended into darkness.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bloodmoon follow's the continent's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. The period is named for the men and women who lives in the years of peace after the First Man and Children of the Forest signed a pact.

From the horrifying history of Westeros to the origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries and secret legends are set to be spine-chilling. The Children of the Men created the White Walkers, so both groups will presumably play a strong role in the show.

Among the heroes of the time are Bran the Builder, who built the famous Wall and Winterfell, and founded House Stark. Lann the Clever, who started the Lannister bloodline, will also be involved.

Around 8,000 years before Aegon I Targaryen conquered Westeros, the Long Night took place. During the Age of Heroes, this brutal winter lasted a generation and the White Walkers came into existence.

Fan faves may be making an appearance in younger form, but Martin dispelled this myth in his blog posts;

"Nnone of the characters or actors from Game of Thrones will appear in the new show." It's all new characters for us to enjoy, and Casey Bloys also confirmed that this world will be entirely different.

“I want the original Game of Thrones to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it."

“George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and redo the same show.”

The actors who have already been cast in the show are definitely ones to watch, we're so excited to see what their characters will bring:

Naomi Watts is heading the new cast, and the English actress is set to play “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret”.

Naomi Ackie has also been cast, who is most known for her role in 2016's Lady Macbeth and will feature in the next instalment of the Star Wars saga: Episode IX

Irish actress Denise Gough will also be included, and Jamie Campbell Bower of Fantastic Beasts fame.

He is known for roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Caius in The Twilight Saga, and the young Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter's spin-off franchise.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans, Black Mirror), George Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Toby Regbo (Mr. Nobody, The Last Kingdom) and Sheila Atim (Twelfth Night) have also been confirmed for the prequel.

Many of the actors are relatively new on the scene, so these roles could be the making of their careers. George RR Martin is creating the series in collaboration with Jane Goldman.

Goldman is familiar with most people for her writing work on films such as X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and the Kingsman franchise. They wrote the tale together and will executive-produce, with Goldman writing the teleplay.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Vince Gerardis, who executive-produced Game of Thrones, is also signed on to help with Bloodmoon, which isn't the only GOT spin-off in the pipeline.

It's rumoured that three more are reportedly in pre-production, but Brian Cogman's prequel is not going ahead. George R.R. Martin also shared his massive workload with fans;

“I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel,” he said. “I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my own stories and books, some on material created by others."

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“There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced.”

In terms of when it might air, HBO's Casey Bloys told the Hollywood Reporter, “You can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air.” Translation: Not for a while.

“What I’m not doing is working backwards by saying, ‘This has to be on the air by this date,'” he said. “We want to do the best show possible. I don’t want to speculate any dates.”

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This will be a vision of us awaiting Bloodmoon, settled into dust while our watch continues. Set your calendar for about five years' time, we suspect.

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Get your leather T-Birds or Pink Ladies jacket and head back to 1959 as a Grease prequel is happening.

Yes, were are BUZZING. 

Its exciting news for Grease fans as the beloved musical is getting a back story for it's two main characters – high-schoolers Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.

The 1978 flick was a smash hit when it was released and has gone on to claim cult status.

It tells the story of two teens – John Travolta’s rough-and-tumble greaser, Olivia Newton-John’s good-girl from Australia – who fall madly in love one summer only to be reunited on the first day of their senior year.

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This movie will focus on how the couple met and the summer they spent together.

Paramount Players has chosen John August to write the script for the new film, which is currently in development.

The title of the movie is a nod to the song that the pair sing about their summer fling in the original movie – Summer Nights.

The phenomenon of Grease is not hard to understand as the movie has everything from a fantastic ensemble cast sizzling with chemistry, 1950s nostalgia and songs that many people could sing by heart.

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A sequel came out in 1982, titled Grease 2, which got slated but has a great soundtrack and a cast that did their best with a flimsy script.

The live TV version in 2016, which starred Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough as the central couple, had rave reviews and was generally viewed as a success.

Let's just hope that this prequel stands up to the genius that is Grease – because we are hopelessly devoted to it. 

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A fan-made Harry Potter prequel film is currently breaking the internet – Voldemort : Origins of the Heir. 

The prequel follows the life (and lies) of Tom Morvolo Riddle, as he is pursued for his early crimes before he became the most powerful Dark wizard in history. 

More than six months after the original trailer was released, we have the full, hour-long feature film in our view.

The film begins with the disclaimer:

'This film is a non-commercial fan film made by fans for fans and is not endorsed by, affiliated with, or associated with Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling.'

Warner Brothers Studios had a private discussion with the makers of the prequel, Tryangle Films, and allowed the film to go ahead as long as it was a non-profit project. 

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The storyline follows Grisha MacLaggen, heir of Gryffindor, as she searches for the soon-to-be-Voldemort after his murder of Hufflepuff descendant Madam Hepzibah Smith. 

The murder, famous in wizarding criminal history, is blamed on her house elf, but Grisha is convinced that Tom Riddle is guilty (and she's not wrong, spoiler alert). 

In case we give to much away, maybe you should watch it for yourself below.

Put the popcorn on: 

 

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Late last year it was announced that Warner Bros. will be creating a prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Since then, rumours have been rife as to who will play Willy Wonka, after Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp did such stellar performances in the role.

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And now, one name in the line up has finally been dropped, and we have to say, we like it a lot.

According to That Hashtag Show, Ryan Gosling has been named to take on the role of the sweet factory owner.

After his performance in La La Land, we think he'd be a perfect fit for the crazy, yet lovable, character.

Even though the storyline to the prequel has not been confirmed, it has been reported that it will surround the life of a young Willy Wonka, and how he became friends with the Oompa Loompas during one of his early adventures.

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So, the Harry Potter franchise has unfortunately ended and fans have left no theory or plot hole unturned.

With no where else to focus all that magical energy, fans decided to turn their attention to what came before Harry and his pals got their Hogwarts letters.

More specifically, a prequel film about the Dark Lord himself – Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir.

Warner Brothers have just given the go ahead to a film about the life of Tom Riddle after Tryangle Films set up a Kickstarter page in a bid to raise funds for the project.

The campaign was later pulled from the crowd funding site, leaving fans thinking the idea had been scrapped.

However, earlier this week, a trailer for the fan film made it's way onto YouTube, and has racked up over 2.5 million views in just a few days.

The minute long clip shows the heir of Gryffindor, Grisha McLaggen on the hunt for Tom Riddle, who disappears after Hufflepuff's heir is poisoned by a house elf.

Following the trailers success, Warner Brothers have teamed up with Tryangle Films to produce the unofficial prequel, providing it's only released on YouTube 'in a nonprofit' way.

Speaking to Polygon, Voldemort: Origins of The Heir director, Director Gianmaria Pezzato, confirmed the news.

"We had a private and confidential discussion with Warner Bros. who contacted us during the period of the crowd funding campaign.

"The only thing we can say is that they let us proceed with the film, in a nonprofit way, obviously."

When asked what inspired him to create the film, Gianmaria said:

"We wondered, “What made Tom Riddle become Voldemort? What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts when he came back?”

"A lot goes unspoken. This is story we want to tell: The rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his first demise."

We can not wait for this. 

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The printed and purchasable Harry Potter series is amazing enough, so we can't imagine how powerful and riveting a rare, short-story prequel of the series is.

Such a prequel, handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard, has been stolen during a burglary in England.

Police are appealing for help from muggles to locate the stolen story.

'The only people who will buy this unique piece are true Harry Potter fans,' said Investigating Officer PC Paul Jauncey.

'We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale to contact police.'

JK Rowling has also taken to Twitter to ask Harry Potter fans to be on the lookout for the 800-word story, which is set three years before Harry Potter is born.

'Please don't buy this if you're offered it,' tweeted the author.

The short story sold at a charity auction in 2008 for €30,000. 

'Originally auctioned for @englishpen, the owner supported writers' freedoms by bidding for it,' she said. 

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Saul Goodman will return to our screens for a Breaking Bad prequel. Watch this video for more!

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