When Martin was asked what the successor shows were all about, he said, "Maybe some of you should pick up a copy of 'Fire & Blood' and come up with your own theories."
Game Of Thrones is all over the internet. Be it in the form of memes, spoilers or even fan theories, we are surrounded by the epic show on its final season anywhere we go. And now if you are wondering how life would be after the finale season, fret not. There's more Game of Thrones on its way, reports CNN. And this was confirmed by none other than our beloved George RR Martin.The legendary author of the books wrote in a personal blog, saying.
"We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term "spinoffs") at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely. The one I am not supposed to call THE LONG NIGHT will be shooting later this year, and two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer."
When Martin was asked what the successor shows were all about, he said, "But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of 'Fire & Blood' and come up with your own theories." Martin was talking about his book that came out last year. However, he added that he is not a fan of the term spin-off and Martin would rather call it "successor shows." Fans of the decade-long television juggernaut have been ecstatic ever since they got to know that there is more GoT in store for them.
The confirmation comes on the heels of Martin earlier saying in 2017 that there would be five GoT spinoff/successors developed by HBO. However, it was later announced that one of the rumored prequel was cancelled. It was said to be written by one of the show’s main scriptwriters, Bryan Cogman.
"In the press at large, everybody said, 'there are four spinoffs' and they assume that means each one is happening and we're going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That's not what's going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by [Benioff and Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it," HBO programming president Casey Bloys told EW in 2017.
If you have been following Game Of Thrones updates in the recent past, you would know one of the prequel has already got the green light to go ahead at HBO. However, there is no official confirmation over its release date. But here are the things that we know, you can expect in the prequel.
According to HBO, it is said to take place thousands of years before the Game of Thrones story that we have known.The network has also ordered a pilot for the prequel, but it won't overlap with any of the events from the A Song of Ice and Fire storyline. This is the official synopsis of the prequel and it will talk about the true origin of the White Walkers.
"Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, only one thing is for sure: It’s not the story we think we know."