Game of Thrones will soon be coming to an end. The HBO fantasy show, based on George R.R. Martin’s books, has gained a massive fan-following worldwide. However, as the final two seasons get closer, people are turning their attentions to potential GOT spin-offs.
Now, Casey Bloys, head of HBO, has spoken out. Speaking to EW (via Den of Geek), Bloys has confirmed that talks are going ahead to find a plot for a potential prequel.
“I would say it’s still kind of preliminary ongoing talks,” Bloys replied when asked if he’s zeroed in on a specific idea from Martin’s thousands of years of Westeros history to potentially develop into a new show. “There are areas we are exploring, but I wouldn’t point to any one and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’”
Exactly what the prequel series might focus on is a mystery. Martin has created a rich history for his books. Will we get to see more of young Ned Stark and find out more about what happened to Lyanna? The showrunners could go even further back and focus on the first Kings of Westeros and the mysterious origins of the White Walkers.
The future of Game of Thrones is still unclear. Yet, series-creators, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have apparently ruled themselves out. Benioff talked about expanding the Game of Thrones TV show with EW:
“You might want to ask George [R.R. Martin] about that. It’s a great world that George created. I think it’s a very rich world, and I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros, but for us, this is it. That’s really a question for George.”
As much as the Game of Thrones universe is full of exciting possibilities, HBO will need a strong story to keep fans happy. For the moment, though, we’ll look forward to Season 7.