George R.R. Martin dishes on 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 20, 2019

As a result, he wrote, none of the current actors or characters will appear in this series.

Game of Thronesauthor and co-executive producerGeorge R. R. Martin took to his blog to explain what fans can expect from the newGame of Thronesspin-off television series.

HBO recently announced that a prequel pilot from Martin and writer Jane Goldman, who also worked onKick-AssandKingsman, had been greenlit, according to ComingSoon.net.
Martin explained that all of the spin-off shows being developed are prequels, and that the greenlit series takes place thousands of years before the current hit show. As a result, he wrote, none of the current actors or characters will appear in this series.

A director, cast, and title have not yet been decided. Martin, for his part, would like to see the show calledThe Long Night.

Martin had been working with HBO on five potential prequel series, with writers Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, Cary Wray, and Bryan Cogman tapped to create scripts along with Goldman. One project has been shelved, while three more are in active development in addition to the officially greenlit prequel series by Goldman.

"Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come," Martin wrote on his blog. "We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all."