As we know, at one point HBO was developing multiple “Game of Thrones” spin-off series concepts and it was expected at least one would rise to the top and go forward while the others would either be scratched or further developed.
Ultimately Jane Goldman’s pitch, a prequel set thousands of years before current events, won the day and has already been prepping for a while now. This week, executive producer and writer Bryan Cogman has revealed to THR that his take is no longer in development and will not be moving forward.
He also confirmed he won’t be a part of the one that did. Cogman, who co-wrote several episodes of the series including this past Sunday’s “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” says:
“My prequel show is not happening and will not happen. HBO decided to go a different way. So, it is a goodbye. I am done with Westeros. It’s wonderfully bittersweet. I’ll certainly miss it, but I’m excited to go out on my own and try to be in the captain’s chair of my own projects, armed with everything I’ve learned. I’m eager to start the next chapter, but a part of my heart will always live with Game of Thrones. That’s one of the reasons why this episode was so important to me. It was a goodbye and a love letter to these characters and to this cast.”
Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, and Cary Wray were also developing spin-off projects, no word on their status. In the meantime check out some new photos from this coming weekend’s third episode of the final season which you can see below: