Five possible spin offs await the American fantasy television drama "Game of Thrones." The HBO hit series is an adaptation from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel.
The premium cable and satellite television network is committed in finding a way to continue their most popular series and has taken the surprising step of expanding the series into four different ideas from different writers. If greenlit, the ensuing shows would also mark HBO's first ever follow-up series to one of its greatest hits.
Martin will be personally involved in two of the projects, while most of the assigned writers have experience in writing major theatrical films. It is said that the show ideas will come from Max Borenstein who is behind "Kong: Skull Island" and Fox's "Minority Report"; Jane Goldman screenwriter of "Kingsman: The Secret Service and "X-Men: First Class." Along with Martin, we have Brian Helgeland of "A Knight's Tale and "L.A. Confidential" and Carly Wray of "Mad Men," Entertainment Weekly reported.
Although HBO isn't revealing any details as of the moment, it teased that the show will "explore different time periods of George R.R. Martin's vast and rich universe." However, reports claimed that Martin hates the term "spin off" as it doesn't apply to the new projects.
"What we're talking about are new stories set in the "secondary universe" (to borrow Tolkien's term) of Westeros and the world beyond, the world I created for 'A Song of Ice and Fire,'" he says as reported by Deadline. Martin also noted the upcoming series are officially prequels of "Game of Thrones."
He also revealed "Dunk and Egg (the adventures of Dunk a.k.a Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg a.k.a King Aegon V Targaryen of Westeros) won't be part of the new series. "We're not doing 'Dunk & Egg,'" he claimed. However, he thinks that it's improbable that the five series will be broadcasted.
HBO also revealed that there is no set timetable for the projects and will take as much time as the writers needed.
"Game of Thrones" Season 7 returns on July 16 at HBO. Catch the promo trailer below: