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HBO have no immediate plans for Game of Thrones spin-offs…

April 15th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

Entertainment Weekly (via Squarreyed) report that the network has no immediate plans to expand on their Game of Thrones universe. Not yet, anyway.

“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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….