Game of Thrones, based off the book by George R.R. Martin, has been a hit in every since of the word since its debuted 6 years ago. It’s had great ratings for HBO, earned several honors and acclaims, and at the recent Emmy’s, broke a record for the number of awards a show in its genre has ever earned.
That said, it should be no surprise that HBO is considering a spinoff for when the show ends in two years. This was reinforced by HBO programming president Casey Bloys, who stated to the Hollywood Reporter that they are looking at all options:
“There are so many properties and areas to go to,” Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter this week at the Westworld premiere in Hollywood. “For us, it’s about finding the right take with the right writer.”
At present though, those writers won’t include Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who have stated that their time with Game of Thrones will end after the main series. However, Bloys is confident that could be back at some level should the spinoff happen:
“You’re getting them right when they’re about to embark on production. It’s a big, big commitment for them, not just their creative force, but also their family life. They’re gone for months at a time. So it’s a big, big thing. But should we find a property that makes sense as a spinoff or a prequel — whatever you want to say — I would not expect them to do it, because they’re going to need to decompress for a good amount of time, but it would certainly be nice to have their involvement in some way. At what level? I have no idea.”