Game of Thrones has become such an enormous property that it’s improbably the lore and backstory of the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series will be left untouched. The Thrones fandom like to believe that HBO is planning a Robert’s Rebellion-era prequel, but it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime in the foreseeable future.
“No,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told EW.
“If that were to happen it would have to come from [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do. Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [that] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion.”
Once upon a time, Benioff discussed the possibility of a Bronn spin-off with the same publication, saying, “we could do that or a great half-hour comedy with Sam [John Bradley] and Gilly [Hannah Murray]. It’s an embarrassment of riches.”
However, Weiss himself recently chucked a huge bucket of cold water over the idea.
“The job at hand is too enormous and challenging to be further diffusing ourselves by thinking about spin-offs.”
Meanwhile, we’ve also reported today the disappointing news that Game of Thrones may only have 13 episodes left after season 6, spelling an abbreviated seventh and eight season. Yes, we’re not happy about it either.