HBO is Planning Out Four 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Offs
As the seventh and second to last season of Game of Thrones draws near, fans are wondering what'll become of Westeros in 2018. Since the show has won two Emmys in the last two years and the fandom is huge, it's no surprise that HBO sees more money to be made off the mind of George R. R. Martin.
HBO announced that it was developing several scripts to "explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin's vast and rich universe," which suggests they're digging into Westeros' past, possibly at old characters like Dunk and Egg. There are currently four writers diving into the work of George R. R. Martin in order to create scripts for a new series, Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Jane Goldman, and Carly Wray. This could potentially mean we'll get more than one spin-off, depending on how many of the scripts are up to snuff.
Max Borenstein's writing credits include Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla. Brian Helgeland has a larger portfolio with lesser known films, some of his successes include Mystic River, A Knight's Tale, and Man on Fire. Jane Goldman had a hand in writing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, X-Men: First Class, and the Neil Gaiman adaptation Stardust. And lastly, Carly Wray has written for Mad Men and The Leftovers.
None have written for Game of Thrones yet, although Martin is helping with Goldman and Wray's projects, but each writer has the credentials to make it happen. There's no other information on what exactly they're each writing just yet.
Executive Producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff will continue to serve as Executive Producers for the spin-off(s), although they won't be quite as involved the second time around. The network said of the pair:
This is news worth celebrating for fans of the series, and we are thrilled that we won't have to say goodbye to Westeros come next summer. Now we'll just have to wait to see what ideas the writers come up with, as there's a lot to choose from. The mysterious spin-off will likely debut in 2019.
In the meantime, catch the premiere of Game of Thrones on July 16, 2017.