The hugely successful HBO show Game of Thrones has just finished its sixth season and with only two seasons left to conclude the story, some fans are already asking ‘what will come next?’
Fortunately, some reports are suggesting that even after Game of Thrones ends, there may be more televised adventures set in Westeros. Showruners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have even hinted at a potential sequel or prequel based on the extended literature from George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.
In an recent interview on the UFC Unfiltered podcast the pair stated:
“One of the great things about what George did is he didn’t just build a story… he built a world,”
“[There’s] so many characters and such a rich detailed history behind it that there are a lot of different ways you could go with it.”
“We just haven’t had time to really think through the details of it, because we’re so focused on just getting the show made.”
“This is such a 24-hour-a-day job. Once we start thinking about [a spin-off], we realise we have other things that are immediately pressing that we need to be thinking about!”
What would a potential spin off look like?
There are a number of directions in which Dan and Dave could take the source material. One of the most popular suggestions amongst fans is a prequel involving the ‘Robert’s Rebellion’ storyline, and the events directly leading up to Game of Thrones.
Another potential suggestion is a televised version of George RR Martin’s popular series of novellas ‘The Tales of Dunk and Egg’. This series consists so far of three stories that take place in Westeros around 90 years before the events of the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ novels.
Whether or not we will ever get to see a GoT spin off is still inconclusive, yet due to the shows huge popularity HBO will certainly be interested in continuing it as long as possible.