Long Live Game of Thrones: HBO developing multiple spinoffs

Game of Thrones the series, with the most prime time Emmy Awards. 38 wins in six seasons to date, is said to be finishing up their seventh season. While writing and preparing for the eighth and final season. The premium TV network, HBO is set on continuing their most popular series in the company’s history. They have ventured into developing not one or two but four different ideas from different writers.

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Most of the writers assigned have experience in major theatrical films, and the original writer Martin is personally involved in two of those projects. David Benioff and Dan Weiss the showrunners previously stated they did not intend to be actively involved in any follow-up projects. However, it turns out they will be executive producers on the new shows. “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.” HBO said in a statement.



If the go ahead is granted, it will be the first HBO has ever made a follow-up series to one of their hits. HBO isn’t revealing any details other than that the shows “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”

How much of the existing story line will end up on the screen is unknown. Sources say a variety of combinations and options are on the table. But the goal is to find at least one title that can successfully carry the torch of the Game of  Thrones franchise.

There is no set timetable for these projects, HBO said.


The new season begins on Sunday, July 16.

A look at season seven below shows who now sits on the coveted ‘Iron throne’. Since all three of her children are deceased, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) guards Cersei (Lena Headey) as she takes their place.

BY PHOTOGRAPHER HELEN SLOAN/HBO


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