We will soon see who takes the iron throne and controls the seven kingdoms, but “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin is already looking ahead to what may come next for the franchise on TV. Several spin-offs are in the works, and GRRM has some new info on them.
“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. 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. 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.”
Most of the blog post was actually GRRM bragging about that “Fire & Blood” book, and being excited about it returning to the NY Times Bestseller list as a top 10 book.
Fans of GOT may want to pick up a copy of “Fire & Blood” soon, which is essentially the prequel to the book and TV series. The book, written by GRRM and illustrated by Doug Wheatley, recounts tales of “Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.”
“The Long Night” that GRRM mentioned was created for TV by Jane Goldman and Martin, is expected to film Belfast. The spin-off series will take place thousands of years before the current show, with the only other info about it being a logline from HBO: “Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend — it’s not the story we think we know.”
We still have two episodes to go before “Game of Thrones” concludes, and there are plenty of loose ends to tie, as well as new ones just starting to unravel. It’s going to be a crazy ride, but once it’s over you will definitely have some withdrawal. Why not prolong the agony of waiting for the books to finish and the new TV series to pop up by reading the history of Westeros?
Speaking of the books, how about you forget the TV shows and finish writing the book series, GRRM!!!