George R.R. Martin is considering doing a Game of Thrones spin-off when the hit TV series ends. It is not clear if HBO will end the series after its 8th season as rumors suggest, but a spin-off may definitely extend our stay in Westeros.
According to Entertainment Weekly’s interview with Martin, there has been little to no talk over spin-offs or prequels at the moment. Although the Song of Ice and Fire author is confident it will be considered when the series reaches its end, to which exact details are still unclear.
The series is already on its 6th season this year, and still, the popularity of the show hasn’t wavered. HBO’s president Michael Lombardo wants the series to reach 10 seasons, but show producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss stated they would like the series to end preferably on its 7th or 8th season.
Variety recently revealed that the show only has about 13 episodes left after season 6, and although HBO wants to continue the series, they will respect the producers’ decision. Lombardo won’t close the doors yet; being an optimist, he believes the producers will change their minds and continue the series or give a Game of Thrones spin-off a shot.
Given the long history of Westeros itself, Martin believes there are many possibilities for another story. There are already speculation of a prequel series that will tell the story of Robert’s Rebellion. Whether HBO gives the go signal or not, George R.R. Martin said he is open to work on a spin-off or prequel story.
A Game of Thrones spin-off is definitely a bonus for fans, with many events in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire only being mentioned in the TV adaptation. These include Aegon’s Conquest, The Century of Blood, The Valyrian Conquest, Robert’s Rebellion, The Long Night and much more, which greatly affected the history of the Westeros and Essos.