Game of Thrones Season 8 is Far From the Series’ End
If you thought Game of Thrones’ run on HBO will finally end when the channel airs the eighth season, then you’re in for a nice surprise.
Variety has revealed that there will be not just one spin-off series, but four in the works. The four-spin-off plan seems to already be in the dealing stage:
“We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
That said, HBO has confirmed that there are no definite timelines yet on which the Game of Thrones spin-offs are hinged on. The only thing that’s known is that there are already four writers tagged to the project—though we don’t know specifically how they will be contributing to the spin-offs. The writers are Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray.
From the looks of it, Goldman and Cray—responsible for Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Mad Men—are already pegged to work individually and closely with the creator of the novels, George R.R. Martin.
Having four spin-off ideas may be a major overkill, but then again, it only has to meet this particular criterion that HBO programming president Casey Bloys had announced way earlier. That is, the making of the spin-off series should ensure that each one will lead back to the necessity of pushing the creativity of the Game of Thrones franchise.
Game of Thrones will return on HBO this July.