Spinoffs are coming!
HBO has four “Game of Thrones” offshoots are in the works, which could allow the network to keep the wildly popular show running for years after the main series wraps up in 2018, Deadline Hollywood reports.
The premium cable channel has signed deals with four screenwriters — Max Borenstein (“Godzilla”), Jane Goldman (X-Men franchises), Brian Helgeland (“Mystic River”) and Carly Wray (“Mad Men”) — to work on the shows with author George R. R. Martin, who penned the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that the TV juggernaut is based on.
The show’s creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff are slated to serve as executive producers on all four, but won’t do any writing, Deadline reports.
The shows will “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe,” the network told the site, but wouldn’t give much more away.
The seventh penultimate season of “Game of Thrones” premieres on July 16.