Game of Thrones Spinoff Possible at HBO
Game of Thrones made history last night at the Emmys, breaking Fraiser’s record and becoming the most awarded scripted show in TV history with its’ 38 award. (For the second year in the row, GoT hauled in 12 Emmys). So it’s not surprising that HBO isn’t discounting the possibility there might be a spinoff once GoT ends its run after it’s shortened eighth season.
TVLine was backstage at the Emmys last night and got a few minutes with GoT showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. When asked about the possibility for a prequel or spinoff, they had this to say: “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.” Martin added that there’s a wealth of material to work from. Although everyone’s focus, for the moment, is delivering a strong final two seasons for GoT.
HBO’s programming chief, Casey Bloys, has already said a spinoff is possible. “We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to but it has to make sense creatively. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there are no concrete plans.”
No concrete plans…yet. As GoT continues to break records and earn both critical acclaim and a huge fan base, it'll be very difficult for HBO to ignore the huge appetite for all things Thrones.