It's been less than two months since Game of Thrones ended, but here we are already talking about the prequel — which, btw, is currently filming in Northern Ireland! HBO Now, in case you're not caught up, the new show will take place thousands (yes, THOUSANDS) of years before the events of Game of Thrones. It's set during the Age of Heroes and will feature the origin of the White Walkers and some familiar families, like the Starks — and it doesn't have an ~official~ title...yet. And, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin revealed a few new details that will probably make you say, "OK, I'm listening...": Axelle / FilmMagic 1. There will be a lot of familiar names, like the Starks. HBO / Via youtube.com “The Starks will definitely be there,” Martin told Entertainment Weekly. (That's Bran the Builder, the founder of House Stark, on the left above, FYI.) 2. And the Lannisters, too...probably, anyway. HBO / Via youtube.com It's worth noting that according to the books, Lann the Clever (the founder of House Lannister) was around during the Age of Heroes. Legend has it he's the one who "swindled" the Casterlys out of Casterly Rock. 3. As far as creatures go, you can also plan on seeing direwolves... HBO YAY. 4. ...and even mammoths. HBO Perhaps a giant or two riding 'em, too?! 5. The White Walkers will definitely be a part of it too. HBO Martin said to EW, “Obviously the White Walkers are here — or as they’re called in my books, the Others — and that will be an aspect of it.” 6. There will be — get this — not seven, but a hundred kingdoms in the new show. HBO / Via gameofthrones.fandom.com Martin explained, "Eventually you get back [in time] to where there are a hundred kingdoms — petty kingdoms — and that’s the era we’re talking about here." 7. The infamous castle Casterly Rock will be in the show... HBO An impregnable fortress even thousands of years ago...probably. 8. ...but don't expect to see the Lannisters there, because the prequel will predate their rise. HBO “The Lannisters aren’t there yet, but Casterly Rock is certainly there, occupied by the Casterlys — for whom it’s still named after in the time of Game of Thrones,” said Martin. 9. Martin has suggested The Long Night as the title of the show in the past... HBO It's his preferred title, apparently. 10. ...but he heard it might actually be called The Longest Night. HBO It's a tweak he told Entertainment Weekly that he "wouldn't mind." FYI, it would potentially happen because of the Season 8 episode that's already called "The Long Night." 11. And finally, much like Game of Thrones, this will be another ensemble-style show. Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Barry Brecheisen / Karwai Tang / Karwai Tang / Getty Previously announced cast members include Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo. Me, to the new Game of Thrones prequel: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF HBO See y'all in 2020...and hopefully not later!