‘Game Of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin took to his blog to clarify all the rumours looming around new spinoffs from hit Game of Thrones and to confirm that he is still working on Winds of Winter and he will continue working on it till he finishes it.
Martin simply confirms that there are new four stories occurring in different periods of time Westeros in the universe Martin has exquisitely created; however, there are five shows in process HBO and he does not suggest calling them spinoffs.
Five Successor Shows
“None of these new shows will be ‘spinning off’ from GOT in the traditional sense. We are not talking Joey or AfterMASH or even Frazier or Lou Grant, where characters from one show continue on to another. So all of you who were hoping for the further adventures of Hot Pie are doomed to disappointment,” he wrote on his blog, Every one of the concepts under discussion is a prequel, rather than a sequel. Some may not even be set on Westeros. Rather than ‘spinoff’ or ‘prequel,’ however, I prefer the term ‘successor show.’ That’s what I’ve been calling them.”
He continued that meetings and discussions held with HBO on these five successor shows took 10 months. The idea started with writing two potential series. say he’s been having meetings with HBO about these successor shows since last August.
It started as two potential series. Writers Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray will be writing the four series; however, the fifth one is last minute addition.
“We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five. We have added a fifth writer to the original four.
No, I will not reveal the name here. HBO announced the names of the first four, and will no doubt announce the fifth as well, once his deal has closed. He’s a really terrific addition, however, a great guy and a fine writer,” Martin wrote.