The author is a producer on the fantasy epic and has written several episodes.
In the interview, Martin said there is a “whole world full of stories” in the Game of Thrones universe that could be used as a spin-off series:
There is certainly no lack of material. Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told… if indeed HBO is interested.”
He added that one of his novellas, which take place before the events of the HBO series, would be good material for a show or TV movie:
Each of the novellas could easily be done as a two-hour stand-alone movie for television; that would probably be the ideal way to do them, rather than as an ongoing weekly series. The Hedge Knight& and its sequels are lighter [in tone] than A Song of Ice and Fire, more in the realm of action/adventure.”
However, Martin says there have been no serious discussion of a spin-off series yet. Season six of Game of Thrones premieres on April 24th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Do you watch Game of Thrones? Would you watch a spin-off series?