The hit HBO Original Series Game of Thrones is already on its last two seasons. But from the looks of it, author George R. R. Martin may not be ending the series that easily.
The continuation—or perhaps extension is the word—of the world of dragons, battle, winter, and White walkers may be possible in writing, but this may be the farthest it can go for its onscreen adaptation.
Speaking to TV Line, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have confirmed that they won't be in any prequel productions, in case HBO and author Martin decide to continue.
"You might want to ask George about that. It's a great world that George created. It's a very rich world. I'm sure there will be other series set in Westeros. But for us, this is it."
From the point of view of the show and the team behind it, which had just made history at the Emmy Awards 2016, it's easy to see why they won't let Game of Thrones go just yet. Its hype is currently unmatched, and as far as fan bases are concerned, it's one of the hotly followed series to date.
Even before its monumental win, there have been hints of a possible spin-off story. So much so that one of its actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays the role of Jaime Lannister, had given his two cents' worth for a spin-off idea.
Still, all this talk about the prequel may be far in the future. Martin himself is still faced with books needed to close the current story, in addition to the material being churned out for the series.
Game of Thrones has already started production for its seventh season. It will be back in 2017.