HBO really wants to stay in the ‘Game of Thrones’ business with at least four different spinoffs in development…
HBO is looking to keep ‘Game of Thrones’ on the air even after the original series comes to a close in 2018.
With ‘Game of Thrones’ approaching the final season next year, the network has long talked about developing some sort of spinoff set in the same world where the original series takes place.
Now it’s been revealed that HBO is developing four different ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs with some heavy hitters attached to the various projects. It’s unknown how many of them would actually make it to air or if each project could potentially be a separate limited event series, but HBO is hard at work to ensure ‘Game of Thrones’ continues beyond the original series.
‘Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin is personally working on two of the spinoffs alongside a pair of writers.
The four different projects being developed are as follows:
Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island, Fox’s Minority Report)
Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class) along with George R.R. Martin
Brian Helgeland (A Knight’s Tale, L.A. Confidential)
Carly Wray (Mad Men) also with George R.R. Martin
The only other details HBO was willing to give out about the potential spinoffs is verifying that they would “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”
There has been a ton of speculation that the ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs could delve deeper into the stories that took place before the original series aired because Martin has a very rich history for the Seven Kingdoms that go far beyond what happened in the books and the television show.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs could be prequels with each one telling a different part of the history or the shows could focus on one very specific story that stretches out several seasons.
Nerdcore Movement previous theorized some of the stories that could be told with a ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff, which you can check out right here.
Stay tuned for more news as the ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs continue to be developed at HBO.