The sixth season of Game of Thrones ended over a month ago. Some fans have yet to recover from the shocking twists introduced in the finale. Others meanwhile occupy their time by scouring the Internet for news, rumors, and leaks about the world of the show. Will producers really make a Game of Thrones spin-off series? Or will the show get a movie instead?
Things don’t seem too encouraging, though. Show executives did just give fans of Westerosi lore a slew of bad news over the last few weeks. Not only will TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire just get two more seasons, fans will also have to wait a little while longer for the Emmy Award winning show to return to the small screen.
However, does HBO have more bad news for fans? Did the network quash rumors about the Game of Thrones spin-off?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s Head of Programming Casey Bloys remained vague about the rumored spin-off.
“We’ve talked about it,” Bloys explained. “It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production. They’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys [are also] not opposed to it. But there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
Benioff and Weiss both have a concrete end game for the main series, though. Bloys said, if it were up to him, he’ll order “10 more seasons” for the fan favorite show. However, he admitted the two showrunners calls the shots and they have a “very specific plan” for it. As for the rumored Westeros-inspired movie, meanwhile, Martin himself earlier denied the project.
Will Benioff and Weiss ever have space for a Game of Thrones spin-off or movie in the “very specific plan” moving forward, though? No word as of yet to confirm this. Stay tuned for updates.