What’s in store for the future of Game of Thrones? Recently, HBO boss Casey Bloys spoke with Entertainment Weekly about possible spinoffs and the final season of the popular TV show.
The upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones will be the second-to-last for the hit fantasy drama. Earlier, we reported HBO is developing five Game of Thrones spinoffs, all of which are prequels according to author George R.R. Martin.
Speaking to EW, Bloys clarified that the Game of Thrones prequel series are in very early stages of development:
I want to put the prequels in context. It should go without saying I love having a show with this much intense interest around it. Even the smallest bit of information is a big deal and I appreciate that. But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process. I haven’t even seen outlines. In the press at large, everybody said, ‘there are four spinoffs’ and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That’s not what’s going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by [Benioff and Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it. Also, this is a long-term plan. Our No. 1 goal is the seventh season this summer and getting the eighth season written and aired.”
And what about the final season of Game of Thrones? Bloys said season eight will air sometime in 2018 or 2019. As of now, the episodes still need to be written:
They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
Season seven of Game of Thrones debuts on HBO on July 16th.
What do you think? Do you watch Game of Thrones? Would you watch the prequel series?