HBO Developing ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs

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It has been revealed that HBO is currently in the process of developing potential Game of Thrones spinoffs.

Seeing as the hugely popular series has only two seasons before it wraps up, the cable channel is looking at how best to continue on with George R.R. Martin’s universe. Four writers have been tasked with developing multiple possible spinoffs, with Martin himself attached to work with two of them.

According to Deadline, the four writers:

  • Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island)
  • Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, A Knights Tale)
  • Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman and X-Men franchises), working with George R.R. Martin
  • Carly Wray (HBO’s The Leftovers & Westword, AMC’s Mad Men), working with George R.R. Martin

Deals have been closed with the four writers, and it’s now a waiting game to see what they develop.

“We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development,” an HBO spokesperson said. “We will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”

Game of Thrones showrunners and executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are also on board the four projects, although they won’t be writing.

The highly anticipated seventh season, which will run for seven episodes, will kick off on July 16. The eighth and final season, currently expected to hold just six episodes, will air sometime in 2018. Stay tuned.

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