Despite the sad news that Game Of Thrones is coming to an end, there is a silver-lining!
HBO has closed deals with four different writers to explore potential spin-offs for the fantasy series.
There are no story details at this time, other than each of the projects will be exploring different time periods in the GOT universe.
According to Variety, there is also currently no timeline in place for the spin-offs.
“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,” a spokesperson said.
The four writers working on these scripts are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend) and Carly Wray (Mad Men). Novelist and creator of the whole GOT universe, George R.R. Martin, will also be working individually with Goldman and Wray.
The current GOT showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, are finishing off season seven and in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth. They will also be attached to the new shows, but as executive producers, not writers or showrunners.
“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,” HBO said in a statement.
“We will support them as they take a much-deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete.”
It is no wonder HBO are looking to continue the franchise. It is the most watched series in HBO history and its sixth season roped in an average of 23.3 million multiplatform viewers each week.
Season seven of Game Of Thrones is set to premiere on July 16 and we cannot wait!
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