Will Any ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Get Their Own Spinoff Show?
Game of Thrones fans are grieving after the series finale for multiple reasons. Many want more to the story or for the ending to be rewritten completely. But will any characters from the show get their own spinoff? We have an answer!
There are currently multiple prequels in the works
HBO is hardly done with the world of Game of Thrones. There are three prequels that are in the works.
One of them is considered as The Long Night and is based on A Song of Ice and Fire. It will take place 5,000 years before the show when The Long Night took place and White Walkers came to be. Naomi Watts is already set to star in the show.
There isn’t much known about the two other prequels. Jane Goldman of Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be heading one of them and the working title is Bloodmoon, according to Vox. It’s set thousands of years in the past.
Game of Thrones ended setting characters on their own path
The final season of the show might have gotten a lot of backlash, but the one thing it accomplished was setting characters on new paths. That’s especially true for the Starks.
Arya (Maisie Williams) decides to sail west to possibly discover new land. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returns to the wall with the night’s watch. Sansa (Sophie Turner) is now the Queen in the North, and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is the ruler of the kingdoms.
All of these could probably lead to a new series full of new characters and pulling in some old ones. But are there any plans for spinoffs for them?
None of the characters will get spinoff shows
Sadly, it looks like fans won’t be seeing any of the characters they love again. Someone from HBO revealed the reason why.
“Nope, nope, nope. No. Part of it is, I do want this show — this Game of Thrones, Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff]’s show — to be its own thing,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they’ve got.”
He continued, “That’s one of the reasons why I’m not trying to do the same show over. George [R. R. Martin] has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and redo the same show. That’s probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn’t make sense for us.”
Sadly, fans won’t be able to catch up with any of the characters through spinoffs. However, they will have more stories taking place in the world just years before in the prequels. It may take a long time for any of those shows to air. Shooting will start for one but it may not air until 2021, according to Deadline.