Last week, HBO finally gave a greenlight to film a pilot episode for one of the five Game of Thrones spinoff series that were in development at the network. "But that does not mean the others are dead".
'Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come.
HBO has already confirmed that there will be as many as five prequels to Game of Thrones. He wanted to reiterate that none of Throne's current characters would be appearing in the spinoff that's been greenlit, since it's a prequel, mining the same universe but going hundreds of years in the past.
Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) will serve as the showrunner, and Martin will be co-creator.
Those who have read the books will have immediately made the connection that the show will likely be about The Long Night, an event that supposedly occurred in Westeros thousands of years before the events showed in Game of Thrones.
SkyOld Nan and Bran in season 1
"I will try to keep you all informed as work progresses on the new show (whatever we end up calling it). though, given the amount of stuff I am trying to juggle right now, news will probably break on a dozen other places before I get around to it, as happened here". He also said that "three more Game of Thrones prequels", are moving forward and will be "set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines". All of the successor shows we've been developing have been prequels, as I have mentioned before.
"Well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long", he joked. He also revealed that one of the other four spin-offs is now dead, but the other three are still in contention for pilot orders. We're very early in the process, of course, with the pilot order just in, so we don't have a director yet, or a cast, or a location, or even a title.
It was only a matter of time, but HBO has officially green-lit the first of several planned spin-offs to their hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. "We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all". "The accolades here should go to Jane. She has been an absolute thrill to work with... and my god, what a talent", wrote Martin.
Winter may be coming for "Game of Thrones" fans, but a thaw is on the horizon. The spinoff doesn't have a name yet, but Martin did offer on possible title. But the story of the detailed world built by almost-septuagenarian author George RR Martin will not end anytime soon.