Although HBO’s flagship series Game Of Thrones is due to come to an end after its upcoming eighth and final season, it will definitely not be the last we will see of Westeros, as the epic franchise is slated to spawn several more shows once the finale airs next year.
It had been previously reported that no less than five spin-offs were in the works at HBO, including a prequel whose pilot has just been greenlit, with Jane Goldman serving as showrunner. Set during the Age of Heroes, the first prequel series will reportedly cover everything 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“.
Furthermore, George RR Martin — author of the best-selling A Song of Ice And Fire novels — announced that despite the dismissal of one of the five announced series, three additional spin-offs are still happening.
“Three more Game Of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development,” Martin wrote on his blog. “Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all”.