Game of Thrones spin-offs: HBO boss shares major update on interesting GOT projects

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Next year will see the release of the highly anticipated fantasy prequel, House of the Dragon, three years after Game of Thrones came to its highly divisive conclusion. HBO head Casey Bloys has recently confirmed a number of other projects based on the works of fantasy scribe George RR Martin could also be on the way.

HBO content chief Casey Bloys has shared some exciting updates about the future of Game of Thrones for the US television network.

With upcoming spin-off House of the Dragon hitting screens next year, Bloys stressed this is currently the only project given the greenlight so far.

However, speaking at a recent press event in WarnerMedia headquarters, the HBO boss touched on rumours that the world of Westeros will eventually be expanded even further.

“The good news is that everything you do [connected with GoT] becomes news,” he said.

“Any script that is development or script that is pitched becomes news and it inevitably gets reported and people assume they are in production.”

It appears a number of writers and producers have ideas for continuing the story first laid out by George RR Martin in the Song of Ice and Fire saga.

Deadline have already reported on a number of potential titles, including 9 Voyages aka Sea Snake, Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships.

There is also talk of an adaptation of Martin’s GoT novellas, Tales of Dunk and Egg, as well as an animated show, all to be exclusively produced for HBO.

Despite reports, Bloys reiterated: “Only House of The Dragon is in production, the rest is in development, and we will make a decision.”

The first images of the new prequel caused a stir online when the cast, including Matt Smith and Olivia Cooke, were revealed in full costume back in May.

At the recent event, Bloys also previewed the first clip of the new Thrones offshoot as the series continues filming in Cornwall.

Although the final season of Game of Thrones proved controversial for fans, there is still considerable buzz for further adventures in Westeros.

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Unfortunately, the network’s content head confirmed nothing has been set in stone just yet.

He added: “Nothing else is greenlit but a lot of interesting [projects in] development.”

While Bloys and other HBO producers seem keen for the world of GoT to expand, further series could depend on the initial reception to House of the Dragon.

Set 300 years before the events of the mainline series, the follow-up will be based on Martin’s Fire and Blood series.

Paddy Considine heads the cast as King Viserys, head of House Targaryen centuries before his descendant Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke) burned their legacy with the destruction of King’s Landing.

Also on board are Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans and Steve Toussaint, whilst Outlander star Graham McTavish also confirmed his involvement after being spotted on set.

Bloys declined to elaborate on the planned release date for the new series, other than its projected premiere in 2022.

Game of Thrones is available to stream on NOW. House of the Dragon will premiere in 2022 on HBO.


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