With “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to have a well deserved break after the big-budget fantasy series finishes up in 2018, the pair are also staying out of any talk of a prequel series which the network is said to still be considering.
Speaking with The Wrap this week, HBO Programming president Casey Bloys confirms they’re still considering the idea but nothing is yet locked as everyone’s too busy with the currently in production seventh season:
“We’ve talked very, very kind of high-level, like, ‘Oh that would be interesting, a prequel would be interesting, are there areas that make more sense?’ But we haven’t – no one has put pen to paper – yet. It’s still pretty early on. But, it’s such a great world and it’s such a great property, we’d be crazy not to at least explore the idea of some sort of prequel or whatever you want to call it. So, we are thinking about it, talking about it, but nothing really of note to report just yet.”
If HBO does pursue a prequel it’s uncertain if the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” novellas would be enough to sustain a series, or in fact how far back the series could go in terms of what it might show.