First of all, our lord, GRR Martin wouldn’t want us calling them spin-offs but “successor shows” and that’s how we shall refer to them from here on.
You might already been having FOMO about what you will do with your Mondays when Game of Thrones in exactly a fortnight. But fret not. HBO has you covered. You will have to wait a year or two, but well they do have you covered.
According to a Huffpost report, programming president Casey Bloys said that their plan is to develop several options and basically hope that one of them lives up to the standards set by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in GoT.
Martin, who has been egged on by fans to finish the The Song Of Ice And Fire series for years now, updated the GoT fandom through his blog, “We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development (I mislike the term ‘spinoffs’) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely.”
He also left cryptic information in his blog for fans to decipher. He asked them to look into Fire & Blood, a complete history of House Targaryen, which was published last year. “The one I am not supposed to call THE LONG NIGHT will be shooting later this year, and two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer. What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories,” he wrote.
Obviously, we have not been provided much detail about these successor shows. But we do know that they will all be prequels. Also, they will not feature any of the current favourites from GoT.
As per a report on Variety, Naomi Watts has been signed on to play “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret” in one of the prequels set thousands of years before the events of GoT take place. Jane Goldman (of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass and The Woman in Black fame) has co-created this project with Martin and will also serve as showrunner for the prequel that will chronicle Westeros’ descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.