News: Game Of Thrones Spinoffs Being Explored

HBO has reached deals with four writers to work on multiple spinoffs for Game of Thrones. There is no timetable for these to be developed. A spokesperson for HBO said that:

  “We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”

The writers are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend), and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers), with Goldman and Wray working individually with George R.R. Martin. Game of Thrones executive producers and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff will be attached to the four potential spinoffs, but will not contribute any writing to them. This news isn't too much of a surprise, because there has been some speculation that the popular series would be continued in some way. Last year, the HBO programming president Casey Bloys said that:

“We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to. But, of course, it has to make sense creatively. I am not sure that the guys [Weiss and Benioff] can really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production. It’s a pretty intense production. They’re about to start production soon, but I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there is no concrete plans, or anything like that at this point.”