Despite the ending of Game of Thrones landing with somewhat of a cultural thud, HBO knows there is loads of untapped potential in the fictional land of Westeros. There are multiple prequel shows in various stages of development, and in a new interview, HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys does not rule out the chance of direct Game of Thrones spin-offs hitting the small screen one day. Would you want to see a whole show following the continuing adventures of Jon Snow, or maybe tracking Arya as a pirate sailing the high seas?
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With the ending of Game of Thrones only a few days behind us, discussion is already turning to what HBO plans to do next in that rich fantasy world. One thing fans can definitively cross off their wish list, though, is a spinoff following the adventures of Arya Stark.
In a new interview, HBO programming president Casey Bloys specifically dismissed that idea. Read what he had to say about the show’s divisive ending, the Game of Thrones prequel show that’s already in development, and more below. Read More »
Bryan Cogman has spent the past ten years of his life immersed in the fictional world of Westeros, first as a writers assistant to the Game of Thrones showrunners and then quickly graduating to a staff writer and producer on the show. (He wrote the most recent episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” which is one of our favorite episodes of the series.)
With Game of Thrones coming to an end this season, HBO has been developing prequel and spin-off ideas with A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin and several other writers. Only one of them has been approved at this point, and in a recent interview, Cogman confirms that the Game of Thrones spin-off he was working on is no longer happening. Read More »
Update: We’ve now learned that Deadline’s report is incorrect. When HBO president Casey Bloys was asked if he scrapped the other Game of Thrones spin-off projects entirely or if he might go back to them at some point, Bloys said “a combination,” implying that they were not all dead for good. Our original article can be read below.
The night is dark and full of cancellations.
At a Television Critics Association panel this morning, HBO announced that the premium cable channel will not move forward with four out of the five Game of Thrones spin-off shows that it previously had in development. Only one remains, and production on that is aiming to begin next year as the mothership series comes to an end after eight seasons. Read More »
Each episode of the upcoming eighth and final season of HBO’s smash hit fantasy series Game of Thrones reportedly cost $15 million, making it the most expensive prestige drama of all time. But what will the network do after the show ends? We already knew they had a bunch of potential Game of Thrones spin-off shows in development, so will they be tightening the purse strings for those shows when they first launch? Not a chance.
Oh, and an HBO exec has teased that all of your favorite characters may die in Game of Thrones season 8. As if you weren’t already preparing for that eventuality.
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When it comes to Game of Thrones prequels, “everything is on the table” at the moment. When asked if one could be a limited series, that was HBO programming president Casey Bloys‘ response – if a great idea would work as a limited series, they’ll make a limited series. Of course, HBO is hoping to make a prequel that’ll last more than a season. Right now, their primary focus is season 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones, but Bloys cleared the air a little on the prequels. He also shed some light on the eighth and final season of the hit series, which is supposedly so large in scope it might take well over a year to produce and may not air until 2019.
Below, learn more about the Game of Thrones prequel plans.
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