Dear Game of Thrones fans, your favorite series might be coming to an end, but not quite.
Apparently, HBO is working on not one, not two, but three spinoffs of the wildly popular show, CNN reported.
This is according to author George R. R. Martin. Except he doesn’t call them “spinoffs”, he’s not a fan of that term but “successor shows.”
In a personal blog post updating his fans, the author of the books on which the show is based said: “We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I dislike the term “spinoffs”) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely.
He added, “The one I am not supposed to call THE LONG NIGHT will be shooting later this year, and two other shows remain in the script stage but are edging closer.”
HBO has long been clear that it wants to maximize the epic TV series that is G.O.T. “In the press at large, everybody said, ‘there are four spinoffs’ and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told EW two years ago.
“That’s not what’s going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by [Benioff and Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of ‘Fire & Blood’ and come up with your own theories,” he said, referring to his book that came out last year.
Let the wild speculation begin about these upcoming spinoffs.