Four Game of Thrones Spin-Off Series Are In at HBO. HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones is winding up. The penultimate Season 7 begins on 16th July, 2017. This will be followed by the eighth and last season one year from now.
The top notch cable network is chalking out plans for new follow-up shows. The network has gotten Game of Thrones makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with author George R.R. Martin, to create four new follow-up shows, with a brand new writer taking a shot at every series.
The writers who have been roped in are Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, L.A. Classified) and Carly Wray (Mad Man).
Entertainment Weekly gave the information on these new shows. It revealed that George R.R. Martin will be co-writing the shows that Jane Goldman and Carly Wray are working on. However, no particular plot specifics were given.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be the executive producers of the shows. Nevertheless, they are not included in the written work, since they’re currently working on the eighth and last period of the flagship series. The network didn’t uncover any plot specifics about any of these shows. They just expressed that they will “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”
Here’s what a network representative stated about David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ inclusion;
“Weiss and Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season. We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached, along with George R. R. Martin, as executive producers on all projects. We will support them as they take a much-deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete.”
We’ve earlier mentioned that HBO was creating Game of Thrones prequels. However, it wasn’t determined if these new shows would be prequels, spin-offs, or something else totally.
EW additionally reports that some of these shows being created could wind up as a mini-series, rather than a full-fledged one. The site’s sources guarantee that the network has a few unique alternatives on the table. Nevertheless, the HBO delegate likewise expressed that they are in no race to bring any of these shows to the little screen. This is what the HBO representative stated;
“There is no set timetable for these projects. 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.”
The Game of Thrones show-unners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had already expressed that they won’t be included in any future spin-off or prequel. However, it now appears that they’ll be included as executive producers. It stays to be seen when the network anticipates divulging more insights about these forthcoming shows.