SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25:  Novelist George R.R. Martin attends the Playboy and A&E “Bates Motel” Event During Comic-Con Weekend, on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
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George R.R. Martin Says Changes At HBO Max Have Impacted Future Game Of Thrones Projects
“A Song of Ice and Fire” fans will have to wait a bit longer for news about the future of HBO's various “Game of Thrones” spinoffs. According to George R.R. Martin, the recent changes to HBO Max in the wake of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger have impacted the author's ongoing collaborations with the network that brought us “Game of Thrones.”
On his website, “Not A Blog,” Martin commented on his “Game of Thrones” spinoffs in development, saying, “a couple [shows] have been shelved, but I would not agree that they are dead.” He added, “some of those [still active shows] are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development,” but none have gotten the green light to head to series yet.
HBO Max’s catalog has been put through the ringer lately in the wake of the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, with CEO David Zaslav axing a tremendous amount of content to cut company costs. It's impossible to tell which Westeros-set spinoffs will actually make it to screen until Martin or HBO share more details, but Martin seems hopeful.