For those Game of Thrones fans who are already growing nervous over the thought of the hugely successful series ending after season eight, there may be some hope. HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed that the studio is discussing the possibility of a spinoff series with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin.
This news calls for a celebration.
Bloys didn’t specify a character or location that the spinoff series would focus on, instead saying the network and Martin are still open to various possibilities. “I would say it’s still kind of preliminary ongoing talks. There are areas we are exploring, but I wouldn’t point to any one and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.'”
The HBO executive was also vague when it came to the number of episodes for the eighth and final season as well as whether the episodes would air in movie theaters, an option that Martin has supported.
With two seasons left in the groundbreaking and hugely successful TV series, it’s difficult to guess which characters would be included in a spinoff. Much of this difficulty is attributed to the simple fact that Game of Thrones has become famous for waiting until viewers grow attached to a character and then quickly killing them off in a horrifying and brutal manner.
At this point, whoever makes it to the eighth season will likely be the character that gets the spinoff. There’s probably only going be one person standing at the end anyway. Sorry, we mean sitting.
Game of Thrones is the second HBO scripted series to have rumblings of a spinoff in recent days. On Fridays’ episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the daytime host discussed a possible Sex and the City spinoff that would feature Kim Cattrall reprising her role as PR businesswoman Samantha Jones.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones, which returns next summer, has already begun shooting in multiple locations around Europe. No spoilers please!