Are you a Game of Thrones fan? We are, and we just got the best news. Although Game of Thrones is sadly coming to an end, rumor has it that 3 new successor story projects are in the works.
George R. R. Martin confirmed on his personal blog that HBO is working on three new projects. He refuses to call them spinoffs, and instead refers to them as successor stories.
Martin hinted that one of the projects, The Long Night, will be shooting later this year. This “not a spinoff” is set more than 10,000 years before the Game of Thrones current timeline. Fans speculate that this storyline will show us how the Children of Forest kidnapped the First Men, meaning it will be the origin story of Night King.
The other two shows are still in the script stage according to Martin. We are anxious with anticipation.
HBO has also confirmed that these projects are indeed in the works. Representatives have always made it clear that they want to maximize Game of Thrones mojo. They are not ready to let go yet, either.
“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,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said. “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.”
Martin has not divulged what the new projects will be about but he has hinted that maybe we should pick up his book Fire & Blood which came out last year.