George R.R. Martin Has A Brand New Game Of Thrones Spin-Off Idea

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It looks like George R. R. Martin has another idea for a Game of Thrones spinoff for HBO. The author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series which served as the source material for Game of Thrones might be working on multiple shows for HBO and for Syfy, but it seems like the writer still hasn't run out of ideas.

Speaking in an interview with The New York Times, Martin mentioned another A Song of Ice and Fire concept that he'd like to see adapted on television. Unlike the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, this concept has nothing to do with the warring royals of the show, instead focusing on the common people of Westeros and running concurrently with HBO's successful fantasy epic.

Comparing his new concept to the classic film Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead, a retelling of Hamlet from the point of view of two minor characters, Martin explains, "Hamlet is going on in the background, but it's all about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern."


According to Martin, he wants to do a "show called Spear Carriers," a series "which would actually be set during the events of Game of Thrones but it wouldn't be following Dany, Tyrion, and Jaime. They would all be there in the background like Hamlet."

While fans would probably want to see more of the dragons in a new Game of Thrones spinoff, this new idea seems pretty exciting too. It'd definitely be interesting to see Westeros in the eyes of the people that actually live on the ground instead of focusing on the war goals and the fancies of its royalty. After all, it's the people that makes the land what it actually is.

Game of Thrones eighth and final season is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2019.

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