Although the extremely popular TV show “Game of Thrones” will end after its eighth season, it looks like fans won’t have to say goodbye to the story of Westeros just yet. This makes perfect sense considering that “Game of Thrones” is the most popular series HBO has ever produced.
The spinoffs are also significant since they will mark the first time HBO made a follow-up series to one of its shows. There is still a lot of information that is yet to be revealed about the spinoffs. We still have no clue whether they will be prequels or sequels. “Game of Thrones” showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff previously announced that don’t plan on being actively involved in any follow-up projects, but it looks like they will serve as executive producers on the shows.
“Weiss and Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season. We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached, along with George R. R. Martin, as executive producers on all projects. We will support them as they take a much-deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete,” HBO said in a statement.
However, a few notable writers have been confirmed for the projects, including Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Jane Goldman, and Carly Way. HBO decided not to reveal any story details at this time. They simply stated that the spinoffs will “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”