Throughout much of the past year we’ve known that HBO has been working hard on potential spin-offs to its fantasy smash hit series “Game of Thrones” and at one point was exploring five different series it could possibly develop to continue the franchise.
It was expected the network would narrow that list down in the development stage to at least one and no more than two or three. Now, speaking at the Television Critics Association today, HBO president Casey Bloys says they’ve made up their minds and the one series that is going forward will be the only one – the other four have all been scratched.
He says: “there are no plans to make any others at this point…the reason we did multiple scripts, in the development process, [is] out of five we’d be lucky to get one we’re excited about.” Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin are behind the pitch that ultimately won and is set thousands of years before the events of the series – exploring Westeros’ descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest (and longest) night.
The project is still in the pilot stage with plans to shoot said pilot sometime in 2019. The final season of the main “Game of Thrones” series he also confirmed will air sometime in the first half of 2019.