“Game of Thrones” is probably too popular and has too many dedicated viewers that ending the franchise when the series reaches its finale seems to be such a waste. This is why several rumors of spinoff projects, including one with Jon Snow as the lead cast emerged.
Although there are no confirmed plans regarding any spin-offs but there are already reports about future projects related to the series.
According to Winter is Coming, after his return from the land of the dead, Jon Snow is rumored to be featured in a spin-off based on the series. Many news outlets reported that actor Kit Harington has begun negotiations with HBO for a spin-off about his character.
Unfortunately for fans that were eager to see the bastard get his own show, Harington’s representatives quickly shot down the rumor and denied any negotiations happened. There is still a possibility of a ‘Game of Thrones‘ spin-off as far as source materials are concerned according to author George R.R. Martin.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin revealed that a prequel series is much more plausible than a sequel. According to him, there is certainly no lack of source material and that there are eight million stories in Westeros even more so in Essos.
The best-selling author is certainly on the spot. The TV adaptation more or less only adapts the main timeline in the Song of Ice and Fire novels. Characters in the show mention countless other events that could make for an exciting series or movies for that matter.
We already caught a glimpse of it when season 6 featured a scene from Robert’s Rebellion where a younger Ned Stark battled Ser Arthur Dayne who was only mentioned earlier in the series. Other events that could possibly make good prequels The Targaryen Conquest, The Long Night, The Century of Blood, and the Andal Invasion of Westeros.
Despite showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss saying they aren’t thinking about sequels this doesn’t mean that the idea is dead. The series still has at least 2 seasons left and unless HBO persuades them to extend the season, they have two long years to decide on the matter.
Whether or not a sequel, prequel, or spin-off happens or not, ‘Game of Thrones’ has already built its legacy among fans. After six amazing seasons, it will be a godsend should HBO continue the story in one way or another.