Earlier today, we learned that Game of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman is writing a new spinoff alongside George R. R. Martin, making it the fifth Game of Thrones follow-up series in development at HBO. Now, Martin has shared some new details about the spinoff.
Taking to his Live Journal, Martin wrote the following:
“I can say that, like the other pilots, it will be a prequel rather than sequel, a successor rather than a spinoff. Bryan’s series will be an adaptation, and one that will thrill most fans of the books, I think, set during a very exciting period of Westerosi history. And I’ll be working with him every step of the way; we’re going to be co-creating the show.”
He also spoke about working with the writers of the other four spinoffs in development:
“Meanwhile, Jane Goldman [Kingsman: The Golden Circle], Brian Helgeland [A Knight’s Tale, L.A. Confidential], Max Borenstein [Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island], and Carly Wray [Mad Men] are all at work on the other four successor shows. I’ve been working with them as well (some more closely than others), and I’m excited by some of the ideas they’re coming up with. HBO should have a wealth of material to choose from. (And that’s not even counting the four weird-ass series concepts I’ve come up on my own, just for the hell of it. There are eight million stories in the naked city, and maybe ten times as many in Westeros and the lands beyond the narrow seas).”
Finally, Martin warned fans not to get their hopes up that all five shows will go to series at HBO:
“You should not expect to see all five shows, though, at least not immediately.. much as I might love the idea, HBO is not about to become the GAME OF THRONES network… but we could possibly see two or even three make it to the pilot stage, with one series emerging on air in 2019 or 2020… and the others maybe later, if they come out as well as we all hope. Then again, maybe… but I should not speculate, you folks get WAY too excited. Truth is, no one knows. Least of all me.”
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, 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, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Hannah Murray as Gilly, and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season on HBO sometime in 2018.
Source: George R.R. Martin
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!
Hit Next to learn about seven epic things likely to happen during the final season of Game of Thrones.