George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire series – the source material for HBO’s Game of Thrones recently revealed that fans of his books are going to have to wait even longer for “The Winds of Winter”. But despite this disappointing news, he also teased that he has a sense at what’s to come from the multiple prequel spinoffs of Game of Thrones that are currently in development at HBO.
On Martin’s official blog, he briefly discussed the numerous prequel spinoffs for the series, and plays coy with what fans should expect from them:
“Oh, and I should also say… as most of you know, HBO is presently developing a number of different prequels to GAME OF THRONES. I know I am going to be asked whether those shows are going to be based on material from FIRE & BLOOD. It’s a logical question. The only answer I can give is… ah, well, no one is sure yet, and anyway, I am not allowed to say. So let’s move that to the side.”
Obviously, Martin may have a sense at what the plans are for the series’ future on HBO even after its eighth and final season airs next year. Martin will certainly not reveal anything concrete regarding the spinoffs anytime soon, given that he is still busy finishing up “The Winds of Winter” among other creative duties.
But despite these hints, fans excited for more stories within this world must remain patient for the highly-anticipated final season. Besides, waiting a little longer for both the season and “The Winds of Winter” may be a long wait – but at this point, Game of Thrones fans are quite used to being patient.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere in 2019.
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
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