Game of Thrones is a straight up juggernaut of a property from its original source material in the A Song of Fire and Ice books from George R.R. Martin to its HBO adaptation.
The show is beloved from fans of the book and TV watchers and genre fans and non-genre fans alike and despite the hugely high costs of each episode and being the most pirated show online, it’s still going strong with its sixth year premiering very soon. Pretty incredible too when you throw in a few Emmy awards it’s won.
Though the show is in a crossroads since it’s about to reach the end of source material to adapt and with no set date in sight for the remaining books of the series and recent news of shortened final seasons, it’s no surprise word on spinoffs are popping up.
Right now HBO hasn’t said much about the possibility of more Thrones on TV, but Martin appears to think there is one with adapting his Dunk and Egg novellas, which take place in the same world of the books, but about 90 years before the births of certain key characters.
Martin’s only written three, but has said he has more planned saying to Entertainment Weekly,
“Each of the novellas could easily be done as a two-hour stand-alone movie for television; that would probably be the ideal way to do them, rather than as an ongoing weekly series,” Martin said. “The Hedge Knight and its sequels are lighter than A Song of Ice and Fire, more in the realm of action/adventure.”
Martin went on to say that there aren’t any discussions of such a thing happening right now, so who knows.
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Game of Thrones premieres on HBO April 24.