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A Game of Thrones prequel leak might have revealed the show’s title (and it’s not The Long Night)

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Game of Thrones season 8 (opens in new tab) may have said goodbye in a whirlwind of fire and brimstone, but we haven’t bid that world farewell just yet. There’s the small matter of the Game of Thrones prequel (opens in new tab) on the way. Things are starting to get rolling on that, too, with news that a Game of Thrones prequel leak may have given us the first sneak peek at the show’s title – and it’s not what you were expecting.

The news comes from a leaked production doc obtained by Watchers on the Wall (opens in new tab). We can’t post it here, lest the HBO ninjas grab us, but the title is one thing that stands out: Bloodmoon.

Yep, the Games of Thrones prequel title is Bloodmoon or, at least, that’s what we’re being led to believe. Game of Thrones has previous (opens in new tab) for protecting spoilers and secrets with CIA-levels of security and sleights-of-hand, so don’t be disappointed if that proves to be the case once again.

But I sure hope it is Bloodmoon. For one thing, my Dark Souls (opens in new tab) Sense is tingling. It’s already conjuring up pictures in my mind of sprawling Gothic castles and nasty beasts lurking beyond the pale light in the distance. Plus, with George RR Martin already in cahoots with From Software for the development of Elden Rune, it acts as a nice callback of sorts.

For the longest time, we assumed the Game of Thrones prequel title would be The Long Night. Heck, George RR Martin has even said on his own personal blog (opens in new tab) that The Long Night would be the name he “would prefer.”

 But it seems like Bloodmoon may have usurped it. If the leak rings true, this could be the first time you’re hearing about something that’s bound to become a household name over the next year or so. That’s exciting, isn’t it?

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