Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs Being Developed By HBO
BY David Riley
Published 6 years ago
It looks like the saga in Westeros isn’t going to conclude just yet. Rumors of a “Game of Thrones” spinoff have been building up for a while now, considering the fast approaching end to the series after two more seasons. The final season airs in 2018, and we’re all left wondering what comes next.
“Game of Thrones” is the most-watched HBO series in histry and has amassed a huge amount of critical recognition and awards than any other TV show in history. Good news for die-hard fans of the series, as we’re now learning that HBO has officially made a deal with four different writers to create a spinoff series for “Game of Thrones.”
Four Writers, Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs
Variety has confirmed the development of the spinoffs as HBO commented, “We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
Among the writers attached to develop the spinoffs are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers). Wray and Goldman are working on different story concepts but are set to collaborate with “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin for their pitches. Martin will also be listed as one of the Executive Producers, along with David Benioff and Dan Weiss. However, none of them are confirmed to write for the show.
It’s still unclear as to how many of these projects will be green lit by HBO. Martin has previously said that he has over a thousand pages of notes and treatments on the history of Westeros even before the series began, which is a huge possibility for more characters and deep exploration. One of the stories that can be tackled would be a young Ned Stark and Robert Baratheon, focusing on how they brought down the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Other potential angles can also be the mysterious followers of the Lord of Light, Benjen Stark’s life on the other side of the wall, Tyrion and Bronn’s adventures and even Jon Snow’s extensive backstory. The possibilities for the spinoffs are basically endless, and it would be interesting to see what the writers would be coming up with soon.
“Game of Thrones” season 7 premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.