With Games of Thrones growing closer to concluding the epic tale of Westeros, the concept of a spin-off series replace the HBO staple has been persistent lately. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Casey Bloys discussed the prospect of a spin-off and what form a successor to Game of Thrones is more likely to take.
Bloys reiterated earlier comments about how he feels it would be foolish to not at least consider the idea of spin-off.
“It’s such a big property we would be foolish not to explore it, but it’s a pretty high bar. We’ll take some shots at it. I’m not going to do it just to do it. It has to feel very special. I would rather have no sequel and leave it as-is then have something we rushed out.”
Bloys explained why prequel series was more likely than a spin-off.
“A prequel feels like it has less pressure on it [than a spin-off]. [Author George R.R. Martin’s history of Westeros] gives you areas in which to say to a writer, ‘If you were going to do this, then go flesh it out,’ and we’ll see what comes back. But I don’t feel any pressure that we have to have something.”
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Game of Thrones season seven will premiere in summer 2017 on HBO.