With the end of Game of Thrones already in sight, the creator of Westeros, George R.R. Martin, suggested there’s plenty of possibilities for a spin-off series if HBO is interested. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week, the author said he has an idea for a spin-off, comparing it to the TV classic The Naked City.
“There is certainly no lack of material,” Martin said. “Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told… if indeed HBO is interested.”
Martin also suggested a Game of Thrones spin-off series could adapt his Dunk & Egg novellas. The novellas are set 90 years before the events of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones. According to Martin, these stories could be made as two-hour TV movie events.
Last week, it was revealed Thrones showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are considering shorter episode counts for the final two seasons. It was reported that season seven would have seven episodes and season eight would have only six. Those plans aren’t set in stone, but you can be sure HBO will want to find some ways to milk the cash cow that is Thrones. All they have to do is call up Martin, he’s got plenty of ideas.
Game of Thrones‘ sixth season debuts Sunday, April 24.
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