HBO Programming Chief Casey Bloys stated that fans of the hit series “Game of Thrones” should not fear the end of the show after Season 8 as rumors are swirling that the show’s spinoffs are meant to keep it on air.
Bloys stated that they want a creative ending for the hit series but did not discount the idea of doing spinoffs to capitalize on the high ratings that the show is getting. Though executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss already hinted that the show will end, Bloys is open to the idea of spinoff series as long as it will be done in a creative sense.
“We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to, but it has to make sense creatively. I’m open to it. The guys aren’t opposed to it, but there are no concrete plans yet,” Bloys said.
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The show has just ended its season 6 and filming for season 7 is set to start and Bloys hinted that it will be short as winter has come to lands of the seven kingdoms. Speculations and spoilers have been written about it, but Bloys stated that the late release of the next season is to align the storyline for both season 7 and 8.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual when the weather is changing,” Bloys added.
Game of Thrones confirmed to end with season eight, HBO not opposed to spinoffs.
I’d watch “Westerous: Wildling Adventures”
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I'm hoping for a few prequel's and sequels and spinoffs.-Chris https://t.co/EQn5MlxwDE
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Writer George R.R. Martin suggested that there are so many stories about Westeros waiting to be unlocked for a spinoff series. This may sound as another breakthrough for Bloys and the rest of HBO as “Game of Thrones” is coming to its twilight. One of Martin’s idea for a spinoff series is the story of Dunk and Egg, which is series of novellas set 90 years earlier about Ser Duncan the Tall, who becomes a member of the Kingsguard, and his squire Egg, who becomes King Aegon V Targaryen of Westeros.
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Fans of the show continue to worry about the end of the hit series, but Bloys assures them that it will not surely be the end. It will surely be the start of something else such as the much-anticipated spinoffs.
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