'Game of Thrones' spin-off by season 8 episode 2 writer scrapped

In a recent interview, Bryan Cogman, who wrote the second episode of season 8 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,' said he is definitely moving on after GOT ends


                            'Game of Thrones' spin-off by season 8 episode 2 writer scrapped

What's next after the 'Game of Thrones' finale? How long will fans take to get over whatever the finale has in store? The call for spinoffs have long been pending. With so many characters and so many ways to go about it, there is much potential for a spinoff.

Bryan Cogman, who wrote the second episode of season 8 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms', has ruled out a spin-off coming from his end. "I'm definitely leaving," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I was developing one of the successor shows with George [R. R. Martin]. George has worked with a bunch of the writers, including Jane [Goldman], whose show is being done [as a pilot]," he affirmed.

Daenerys Targaryen in episode 2 of Game of Thrones Season 8 (HBO)

"My prequel show is not happening and will not happen. HBO decided to go a different way. I'm working with Amazon now and helping them out with their shows. So, it is a goodbye. I am done with Westeros. It's wonderfully bittersweet," he shared, adding; "I'll certainly miss it, but I'm excited to go out on my own and try to be in the captain's chair of my own projects, armed with everything I've learned. I've learned more than I could possibly imagine from eight seasons of this thing."

Fans have speculated that the abovementioned show which is "being done" could be a series titled 'The Long Night,' starring Miranda Richardson, Naomi Watts and John Simm.

Producer Bryan Cogman attends HBO's Official 2016 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Earlier this month, WarnerMedia chairman and HBO overseer Bob Greenblatt confirmed to Deadline that multiple spin-offs were still in development.

"It's a double-edged sword," he said. "The answer is yes, we're having conversations about how do we smartly continue the Game of Thrones 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 [R.R.] Martin is involved.