George R.R. Martin confirms HBO has three more prequels in active development. Following news that the HBO is set to film the pilot for one of five potential spinoffs, there has been a stir of interest regarding its plans for the future of its biggest series and franchise. Jane Goldman, a writer, will serve as showrunner on the untitled prequel series set way back in past times Westeros.
Before they announced Goldmans new series, HBO had as many as five potential prequels in active development. One of those potentials series has been shelved but the other three are apparently still considered viable options for the network, now or later. Thats not only good news for Game of Thrones fans eager to see what other areas of Westeros past can be mined on television, but its also good news for HBO, as it faces increasing competition from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, and will need something so fascinating to stay relevant in the shifting, blockbuster-centric television landscape. George talked about the prequels.
As for the other successor shows if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Janes pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead. Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.
For now, though, fans will just have to wait and see what the future of the franchise looks like, and, of course, who will sit on the Iron Throne.