Jane Goldman, one of four writers currently developing Game of Thrones spinoffs for HBO has revealed that there is a chance fans could see a moment they may recognize as a past event should her project come to fruition.
In May, it was revealed that the premium cable channel was looking to capitalize on their success and expand upon the series developed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss with hopes that one of the four spinoff projects would be able to live up to the current series which comes to a close after the next season. Although Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is not writing any of the scripts, the author is actively involved with the development of the projects and recently revealed there was a fifth script in development while assuring each project is moving forward at its own pace.
While details on the plots of the spinoffs are still under wraps, Goldman teased in a recent chat with IGN that it’s possible we might see something familiar when asked whether or not the spinoffs could include stories that readers of the books have heard before:
“Yeah, I think I can say if I was able to say what mine was — yeah, I think as a book reader or as someone who watched the series, you would say, ‘Oh, that! OK.’ Yeah, it would be recognizable as a past event, but I think that’s probably as far as I can go.”
Goldman also revealed that she has begun working on the script when she was asked whether or not she had done any writing:
“Uh, no, I think, yeah, you know what? I think possibly different things at different stages. I think I can comfortably say because George did mention this in his blog that, yeah, I’ve had the pleasure of going to spend some time with him and working on things and talking about ideas and that was an honor and a pleasure. He’s a great guy and we’ve had enormous fun talking about ideas and characters and all sorts of interesting things.”
In addition to Goldman, the other writers developing the projects are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers) with the level of involvement from Martin varying from project to project. At this point, HBO does not have a timeline for development of the projects but programming president Casey Bloys stated that should any of the spinoffs be selected for production, they will not premiere anytime soon after the current series has reached its conclusion.
Game of Thrones Season 7 continues this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Game of Thrones spinoffs as we learn it.
5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Ideas
Game of Thrones fans have a long wait until we finally see Daenerys Targaryen finish her journey across the narrow sea and step foot on Westeros. Her army of Unsullied will soon come into contact with the new King of the North, Jon Snow and the wicked Queen Cersei Lannister. Season 7, debuting this summer, might be one of the most action packed yet, but that doesn’t mean the upcoming war will be as intense as other confrontations George R.R. Martin has littered the Westrosi past with.
HBO needs another big moneymaker after Game of Thrones finally ends, and I don’t think they need to look too hard for an appropriate replacement. Casey Bloys, the President of Programming at HBO, has mentioned the possibility of a GOT spin-off, but I think a prequel series might work better.
Before all you die-hard Star Wars fans get mad at me for even thinking such a thing, remember, not all prequels are bad! The Notorious GRRM has already established a complex past that goes back centuries, giving HBO a lot of exciting material to choose from. I don’t think any of these series should last more than three or four seasons each – to ensure the stories don’t drag on- but hey, HBO can still make money from a limited series so it’s a possibility.
Buckle up and hit the Next button to find out what stories about Westeros’ past should hit the silver screen.