Game Of Thrones spinoffs: three more remain “in active development”

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One Game Of Thrones prequel series has been given a pilot order, but that doesn’t mean that HBO’s other Game Of Thrones spinoff projects have been shut down. In fact, according to George R.R. Martin, three more potential Thrones shows remain in active development.

“If you have been following along, you know that we started with four [spinoff show ideas], and eventually went to five,” Martin wrote on his blog yesterday. “One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course, Jane [Goldman]’s pilot is now moving to film.

“But that does not mean the others are dead. Three more Game Of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development.

“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. But this is television, so nothing is certain.”

Martin is working with Goldman on her pilot, which will focus on “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”, millennia before the events of Game Of Thrones. 

Martin pledged on his blog to keep us informed as the pilot episode presses ahead. As we hear more from the A Song Of Ice And Fire author, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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