HBO Signs Deals To Make Four Game Of Thrones Spin-Offs’
The move is unprecedented, with perhaps CBS‘s long-running Star Trek series and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe being the only properties that even approach being comparable in terms of longevity. Even so, those franchises developed over the course of years, while Thrones is already set for multiple spin-offs after one six-year series.
Of course, there is still a lot of preliminary work that needs to be done on the series, so it won’t be until well after the show’s eighth season concludes. HBO has agreements with four writers as well as George R.R. Martin to develop and pen the planned programs. The network hasn’t said whether the shows will be sequels, prequels, or companion pieces to the original however.
Per Deadline, the source of this story:
HBO stresses that all four projects are in development. There is no set timetable for them, and they will be evaluated when the scripts are completed.
It is logical to assume that the network would like to have a new GoT-themed series launch behind the final season of the blockbuster mothership show.
HBO brass had hinted about trying to expand the popular GoT franchise with additional series, including a possible prequel or spinoff. Martin, who is under an overall deal at HBO, also had been alluding to new projects he has in the works at the network.
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