Game of Thrones spinoffs are coming to TV, at some point. We’ve known for a while that HBO was developing at least four ideas for spinoffs, because it makes no sense to let a franchise as popular as Game of Thrones just fade away after the finale, and it won’t.
Entertainment Weekly reported on some comments HBO programming president Casey Bloys made at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he confirmed some of these details and dropped others. Namely, he clarified that HBO doesn’t intend to do anything with a Game of Thrones prequel until Game of Thrones itself is over.
“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.”Bloys declined to confirm whether it would air next year — in 2018 — or in 2019, as has been suggested, saying only that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are still working out production details. He also said that none of the spinoffs would involve current characters on the show, which jives with all of them being prequels.
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