With Game of Thrones starting to wind down its run, HBO is looking to keep the world of Westeros alive — and the network wants some options.
HBO is reportedly developing a total of four pitches for new Game of Thrones-related shows, though there have been no details about how they might connect to the current series. So anything from prequels, sequels, or straight up spin-offs are all on the table at this point. That obviously doesn’t mean we’ll have four new Game of Thrones shows on TV. Most likely, HBO will move the strongest pitch(s) into development, and go from there.
The network has already lined up writers (and writing teams) to develop the shows. Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) is developing one idea; Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) and Martin another; Brian Helgeland (A Knight’s Tale) another; and Carly Wray (Mad Men) and Martin yet another. It’s great to see Martin involved in developing some of these concepts, and there’s no doubt there are more than enough corners of his fantasy universe left to explore once the flagships series ends.
The final two seasons of Game of Thrones are already mapped out, but those two seasons will only feature a total of 15 new episodes. So there’s no doubt the end is near. But, the show is a monster hit on every front. So whatever idea they land on, we’d expect more Thrones on HBO’s airwaves in the next couple of years.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)