HBO Wants a GAME OF THRONES Spinoff, They Just Need to Find the Right Take
We only have two more shortened seasons of Game of Thrones left before this story ends, but HBO is hoping to continue the franchise with a spinoff series. Personally, I just wish they would let the series end, but the cable network is currently exploring ways to keep it going.
If they did move forward with a new series, it most likely won't center on any of the characters from the current series, but it will take place in the world of Westeros. When talking to THR, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said:
"There are so many properties and areas to go to. For us, it's about finding the right take with the right writer.
"There are things that sound interesting, but at this point, we have no writers assigned or anything like that. In a perfect world, Game of Thrones would keep going, and we wouldn't have to deal with any of this!"
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already said that they aren't interested in working on another GOT series. In a previous interview they explained:
“You might want to ask George about that...It’s a great world that George created. It’s a very rich world. I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros. But for us, this is it.”
When creator George R.R. Martin was asked about it, this is what he had to say:
"I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones. There’s a wealth of material there, and I’m still writing more....At the moment, we still have this show to finish, and I still have two more books to finish.”
Bloys seems to be optimistic that Benioff and Weiss could change their minds when they are finished with this iteration of GOT. He says:
"You're getting them right when they're about to embark on production. It's a big, big commitment for them, not just their creative force, but also their family life. They're gone for months at a time. So it's a big, big thing. But should we find a property that makes sense as a spinoff or a prequel — whatever you want to say — I would not expect them to do it, because they're going to need to decompress for a good amount of time, but it would certainly be nice to have their involvement in some way. At what level? I have no idea."
I'm sure it wouldn't hurt if HBO offered them a shit-ton of money to do a spinoff series. It's still too early to tell what will happen with the franchise at this point. HBO is obviously going to push for some kind of spinoff to happen, and they have a couple of years to figure out it out. If they do come up with an idea that they decide to move forward with, I hope it turns out to be awesome.