'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin confirms three spinoff shows are 'moving forward nicely' at HBO
On his official blog, creator George R.R. Martin revealed that the work is proceeding nicely and if fans want to know what they are about they should pick up a copy of 'Fire and Blood'.
George R R Martin, creator of 'Game of Thrones' and whose "A Song of Ice & Fire" saga forms the base to the popular HBO series on Saturday revealed that the series' makers are currently working on three spinoffs for the show.
On his official blog, the creator revealed that the work is proceeding "nicely." Martin also cautioned fans and viewers against believing the rumors going around about the spinoffs of the show.
"Game of Thrones" season 8 is scheduled to air with its final episode on May 19. "The one I am not supposed to call 'The Long Night' will be shooting later this year and two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer," Martin wrote on his blog post.
Continuing he added, "What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories.”
"Oh, and speaking of television, don’t believe everything you read. Internet reports are notoriously unreliable. We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term “spinoffs”) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely," Martin added.
For now the only information available is that one of the prequels to the show promises to reveal new horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, from the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend. Taking place thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” the prequel series will chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.
The recently appointed chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer, Bob Greenblatt, who oversees HBO told Deadline that conversations have been going on about continuing the GoT universe. “But we have to be really thoughtful about not killing the golden goose and not putting on shows that aren’t up to that quality level, and how many is too many. We’re having all those conversations. I don’t know yet what will come of all this material, but I think they’ve been smartly developing things that were really good ideas in this universe, and George Martin is involved. There’s a prequel in production, but just a pilot so that we can see if it has all the goods and is it worthy of going forward. We’re just trying to be really thoughtful about how to expand this universe if it makes sense, and not, like I said, kill the golden goose.”
Apart from posting about the future of the GoT universe, Martin also gave a shout-out to Avengers: Endgame, calling it “amazing. Kudos to the writers and director. I cannot believe they got all those characters into one film, and still managed to do them all justice. The final battle was epic, exciting, thrilling, full of twists and turns… and strangely beautiful. But the character scenes earlier in the film really made it for me.” He also said that Stan Lee “would have been proud,” and gave shout-outs to co-creators Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby.
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