“Game of Thrones” viewers may get to spend a little more time in Westeros than they’d thought.
A spinoff — or possibly spin-offs, plural, or prequels or sequels — of the immensely common HBO drama is actually within the works.
The network said in a statement Thursday in which the item has closed deals with four writers to “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast along with rich universe.”
“There is actually no set timetable for these projects,” the network said. “We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need along with, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
The network also said in which Martin, the creator along with author of the books in which the series is actually based on, would likely also be involved in writing scripts.
HBO added in which the creators along with showrunners of the main series, D. B. Weiss along with David Benioff, are continuing to work on finishing the upcoming seventh season of “Game of Thrones” along with are “within the midst of writing along with preparing for the eighth along with final season” however would likely be attached, along with Martin, as executive producers.
“We will support them as they take a much deserved break via writing about Westeros once the final season is actually complete,” the network said.
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Plans are still far via final, along with the item’s possible in which there could be multiple fresh shows — or none at all. however adding something to the “Game of Thrones” franchise is actually a logical next step for HBO; the item’s one of the most talked-about shows on TV, along with arguably the crown jewel of the cable network’s lineup.
Some sort of continuation of the franchise has been talked about for a long time. Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming chief, was asked about the item at July’s Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.
“the item’s not something I’m opposed to, however of course the item has to make sense creatively,” Bloys said at the time.
The main show’s seventh season premieres July 16. Its eighth season, which will have only six episodes, is actually slated to be its last.
(HBO, like CNN, is actually owned by Time Warner.)
CNNMoney (fresh York) First published May 4, 2017: 3:59 PM ET