‘Game of Thrones’ news update: A series spin-off is underway, HBO confirms
"Game of Thrones" has two more seasons left in its tank and HBO is reportedly looking to develop a spinoff when the series ends.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler reaffirmed the reports during the launch of HBO Spain. He said that another series within the "Game of Thrones" universe is still in play. He went to say that while the project is still alive it is still on very early stages because their focus is the current "Game of Thrones" saga, The Hollywood, Reporter reported.
"It certainly has not escaped Casey and myself that there might be some brand extension [for Game of Thrones] that would be exciting. It certainly has not escaped the producers... Right now we're focused on finishing the series with the kind of energy and excitement that everyone has come to expect. We're going to do that while at the same time parallel processing very embryonic stages of other possibilities."
Not much has been revealed in terms of plot, period and setting of the potential spinoff. There is no word yet on which "Song of Ice and Fire" material will be used as basis for the upcoming series.
"Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin previously said that there are a lot of material to choose from. In particular he suggested the tales of "Dunk & Egg" which he deems to be a natural follow-up to the show, Entertainment Weekly reported.
For the uninitiated, the "Dunk & Egg" stories are a series of prequels, 90 years before the events in "Game of Thrones." The series follows a hedge knight known as Sir Duncan The Tall and his squire Egg, who would later rise as King Aegon V Targaryen of Westeros. So far there are 3 novels in the series with many more planned.