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11th Jun 2018

Game of Thrones creator confirms that the other spinoff shows are still going ahead

Paul Moore

Game of thrones spinoff

They’re not stopping at one. Great news for Game of Thrones fans.

After HBO announced their first Game of Thrones spinoff, plenty of people have been wondering what the Age of Heroes might be about.

Fear not because our Maesters have already provided an in-depth look at what the show should involve and it’s set to be another cracker for anyone that loves Game of Thrones.

This being said, as reported previously, HBO have also commissioned four other scripts and it appears that they’ve still got big plans to launch even more spinoffs from the world’s most popular show.

Aside from Jane Goldman’s (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman) take on the Age of Heroes, the following writers are also developing their own projects; Bryan Cogman (Game of Thrones), Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), and Carly Wray (The Leftovers) – although Martin has just revealed that one of these shows has been shelved.

As he regularly does via this blog, George R.R Martin provided an update on the new show but he also revealed that HBO are still pushing ahead with plans to develop more shows.

With regards to the show that’s set during the Age of Heroes, the author said that he’d like to see the new show to be titled ‘The Long Night.’

Here’s what he said about the new show and the other scripts that are still in development. “None of the characters or actors from Game of Thrones will appear in the new show. All of the successor shows we’ve been developing have been prequels, as I have mentioned before. This one really puts the pre in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before Game of Thrones (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years (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).”

Regarding the title of the new show, the Game of Thrones author is hanging his hopes on it being structured around The War for the Dawn. “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. (My vote would be The Long Night, which says it all, but I’d be surprised if that’s where we end up.More likely HBO will want to work the phrase “game of thrones” in there somewhere. We’ll know sooner or later).”

Mmm, could that be similar to what Disney did when they launched the likes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Anyway, Game of Thrones fans will be absolutely delighted to here that the other spinoff shows are still being pursued and that they’re very much alive. What is dead may never die, eh?

Martin said: “As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead. Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all.   But this is television, so nothing is certain.”

We know that All Men Must Die but it’s clear that all the Game of Thrones shows are still living.

We’ll drink to that.

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