If the pre-existing six out of eight seasons of Game Of Thrones doesn’t already boast of its huge success, maybe the planned franchise expansion will.
HBO has just recruited four different writers for multiple spinoffs of the hit drama series. Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray have written for Kong: Skull Island, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Legend, Mad Men, and Leftovers, so you can bet there will be a diverse range of possibilities for the series.
The idea that a spinoff could come from the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show has been speculated for years, but only recently did HBO admit their efforts to making rumor a reality.
“We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to,” acknowledged HBO programming president Casey Bloys at last year’s Television Critics Association summer press tour. “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. […] The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there are no concrete plans, or anything like that at this point.”
With the premiere of the seventh season closing in as well, Game Of Thrones fans better gear up for their hottest summer yet. Be sure to catch the first episode of season seven when it premieres on July 16, and keep your eyes peeled for more updates!