The thought of a series like Game of Thrones ending is somewhat unbearable. We are all currently enjoying season 7, and next year hopefully we’ll have season 8. And that’s it?
Well, not quite.
There were a lot of rumors about a spin-off and we all know HBO will not let something so popular end with Game of Thrones season 8. Now finally we have it confirmed.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Casey Bloys, the president of HBO programming, for the Television Critics Association confirmed some rumors. He said that HBO is going to focus all of its attention on finishing the current series before starting something else.
This is his statement:
“The No. 1 priority in all of this is the final season of Game of Thrones. I don’t want to do anything with a spin-off or anything that detracts or distracts from that. That season will happen and my guess is it would be at least a year before you saw anything else. What I don’t want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing and somehow have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after that. It’s best to separate it and that’s what we’ll do.”
What we know so far is that HBO was planning four spin-offs, and there could be a fifth one also.
All of them will be prequels so we are going to see the stories that happened before the events in the current Game of Thrones TV series, and probably none of the current characters in the show will appear in the new series.
George R.R. Martin is going to be involved in all of them.
None of them will be about Robert’s Rebellion or the Dunk and Egg stories.
Game of Thrones Season 8 is not necessarily coming in 2018; we might wait until 2019 for the finale, and at least a year after that for anything new.
Until then, enjoy Game of Thrones Season 7 and follow us for future content.