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HBO has five potential Game of Thrones spinoffs in development [GRRM & Bloys updates]

RatskyWatsky

Hunky Nostradamus

GRRM was right!

I would love to see something set in "far future" Westeros with stuff akin to modern day technology, but with remnants of the world we know from GoT. Seems unlikely they'd ever do something like that, but it would be cool.

So like 'Girls' but set in Future Westeros? I could dig it.

that's very interesting, maybe roberts rebellion or dung and egg after all. what else could be there to adapt?

Dude. There's a ton of stuff!
 

Hydrus

Member
I said this in a different thread and I'll say it here: Season 8 comes late October 2018. Spin off will come Fall 2019.

I'll take it a step further: We're gonna get a Roberts Rebellion standalone movie released in Theaters Before Season 8 premieres.

Dance of dragons. Call it, book it, name it.

I'm gonna piggyback off this and say the spinoff will be Aegons conquest and it will be go by this name.
 

Einchy

semen stains the mountaintops
but we could possibly see two or even three make it to the pilot stage, with one series emerging on air in 2019 or 2020...

Is this GRRM time or real time?
Give me Roberts Rebellion or give me death.

I'll also accept Aegon's conquest.

They're not doing Robert's Rebellion or Dunk and Egg, GRRM has confirmed those two aren't happening.
I would love to see something set in "far future" Westeros with stuff akin to modern day technology, but with remnants of the world we know from GoT. Seems unlikely they'd ever do something like that, but it would be cool.

I'm glad they're saying these will be prequels 'cus I'd honestly hate the idea of something happening after GoT's time period.
 
Game of Thrones is now why I think milking a series past its original expiration date is the way to go.

It lost quality after Season 4, but each year it still rises exponentially in popularity. And they want to end that? Just forget the original plan, no successor series will be more sell-able than the original flagship title. Do it. Game of Thrones Season 9, Season 10, Season 11. Do it!

I mean if you think about it, GoT Season 7 is self-contained. Everything before it is effective filler. The cast has always rotated, it can rotate again after the "Main Story" concludes.
(i.e. Once Upon a Time, although it remains to be seen if THEY can make that transition successful)
 

Einchy

semen stains the mountaintops
GRRM time. I would guess the most likely scenario is that GoT ends in 2019 and we see one of these in 2020.

Yeah, there's no way one of the prequels comes out a year after GoT ends or we have GoT's 8th season and a prequel in one year.
I mean if you think about it, GoT Season 7 is self-contained. Everything before it is effective filler.
How so? There's nothing in season 7 that I would call self contained.
 

Markoman

Member
5 spin-offs you say? Well, fingers crossed that one it is a soft-porn series. Something similar to the Emanuelle franchise.
 

Neece

Member
It feels like with the spinoff, HBO is going to lean harder into high fantasy of seasons 5-7 than the politics of seasons 1-4. But I wish they were making a show that was going to be more structured around the best of what Varys, Littlefinger, Olenna, Margery, and Tywin offered.

Espionage, assassinations, backstabbing, plotting, scheming, and international politics of the world. Since the Iron Bank and Faceless Men are international organizations, they could be the anchor to allow the series to span all of the major continents of asoiaf.

Call the show "The Iron Bank", with a plot revolving around the group of mega wealthy investors that run the iron bank. According to the world of ice and fire lore book, the iron bank has a secret council with a chairman of sorts, with both men and women making up the members. This would allow for both strong male and female characters, something GoT excelled up. The show could then be about their different agendas.

People always ask "what happens when a king doesn't don't pay back the iron bank?

Create a series specifically about what the 1% of planetos do to the world leaders that fuck them over.

They are pretty much the Illuminati of asoiaf, as the economy of most of the world powers depend on them, and they have magical face shifting assassins that they can employ to do their bidding, so the series can take place in every single region that matters, and feature people of color rulers and leaders from the areas of the world never featured in Game of Thrones.

Maybe even have some political infighting within the Iron Bank itself, perhaps a "who dunit?" murder mystery in the pilot, where the chairman of the Iron Bank is found brutally murdered in the rainy streets of Braavos. And to escalate the events, the Iron Bank itself was robbed successfully for the first time.

And what results is a "war of the five kings" sort of scenario, but it's not to sit the Iron Throne, it's to become the defacto leader of the Iron Bank, or the most powerful person in the world.

I just thought way too much about this. lol.
 

Chococat

Member
Is there any talk of follow Nymeria fleeing the dragonlords of Valyria, her travels on sea, and eventual settling in Dorne?
 

gutshot

Member
Game of Thrones is now why I think milking a series past its original expiration date is the way to go.

It lost quality after Season 4, but each year it still rises exponentially in popularity. And they want to end that? Just forget the original plan, no successor series will be more sell-able than the original flagship title. Do it. Game of Thrones Season 9, Season 10, Season 11. Do it!

I mean if you think about it, GoT Season 7 is self-contained. Everything before it is effective filler. The cast has always rotated, it can rotate again after the "Main Story" concludes.
(i.e. Once Upon a Time, although it remains to be seen if THEY can make that transition successful)

Season 7 had the most callbacks to season 1 since probably season 2. It was in no way self-contained.
 

Mr. Robot

Member
I just wanted to post my ideas for the names:

Episode 2: A New Throne
Guardians of the Thrones Volume 3
Chapter 4: The Throne Awakens
Tyrion: The Creation
 

Hydrus

Member
It feels like with the spinoff, HBO is going to lean harder into high fantasy of seasons 5-7 than the politics of seasons 1-4. But I wish they were making a show that was going to be more structured around the best of what Varys, Littlefinger, Olenna, Margery, and Tywin offered.

Well they may potentially do 2 shows. One can be that high fantasy stuff ( Aegon's conquest) the other one can be scaled back a bit and be more political.
 

Ri'Orius

Member
I would love to see something set in "far future" Westeros with stuff akin to modern day technology, but with remnants of the world we know from GoT. Seems unlikely they'd ever do something like that, but it would be cool.

If you haven't already, you should read the Mistborn series. The first three books are in a vaguely Renaissance-y time period, and they're a complete trilogy, and now we're 3/4 of the way through a quadrology set in the same world about 300 years later in a more Wild West/industrial revolution-y period.
 

RatskyWatsky

Hunky Nostradamus
Is there any talk of follow Nymeria fleeing the dragonlords of Valyria, her travels on sea, and eventual settling in Dorne?

It's one of the more popular ideas that fans have been floating. Structurally and tonally, it would basically be ASOIAF Battlestar Galactica, but the Dorne aspect would probably give more than a few people pause.
 
I would love to see something set in "far future" Westeros with stuff akin to modern day technology, but with remnants of the world we know from GoT. Seems unlikely they'd ever do something like that, but it would be cool.

I thought a glimpse of the future of Westeros was going to be the ending a few years ago with the Iron Throne displayed in a museum. I wouldn't want a series like that at all, but I wouldn't mind seeing a world where Westeros has finally progressed instead of being stuck in the middle ages for 8,000 years.

But yeah, a prequel series that is more about exploration of the unexplored part of the planet would be ideal.
 
I thought a glimpse of the future of Westeros was going to be the ending a few years ago with the Iron Throne displayed in a museum. I wouldn't want a series like that at all, but I wouldn't mind seeing a world where Westeros has finally progressed instead of being stuck in the middle ages for 8,000 years.

But yeah, a prequel series that is more about exploration of the unexplored part of the planet would be ideal.

A musket era Westeros would be kind of interesting. But anything past that would be dumb. We don't need engines or machines in our Game of Thrones lol.
 
I read some time ago they were developing a series based on I,Claudius. Haven't heard anything about it recently so I guess it's dead.

I remember reading something about this a long time ago...

My favorite timeframe would be during the reign of Constantine.
 

bitbydeath

Member
I'll remain optimistic.

but we could possibly see two or even three make it to the pilot stage, with one series emerging on air in 2019 or 2020...

This means season 8 has a good chance of arriving next year.
 
They said no GoT characters would show up in the prequels.

The post mentioned no current members of the current cast would be present in the prequels so I read that to mean that none of the current actors would star in the prequels. If they mean't no current characters would appear in the prequels I'd assume they would have said characters rather then members, I could be wrong of course but that's how it read to me.

Neither Tywin or Olenna are part of the current cast though so either the way it may not apply to them! :p Only spoiler quoted it because I wasn't sure if it was okay to post S7 spoilers in any thread outside the GoT community thread once it has aired.
 
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JeremyEtcetera

Unconfirmed Member
I can think of a few series that would be made:

-A prequel about the mad king and the stuff that happened before and during his reign.
-A prequel about what happened between mankind and nature for things to get so bad that the first whitewalker was created.
-A side story regarding all that happens in essos while all of the main cast is currently in westeros. They have to have their own stories of betrayal and intrigue. Plus it would be cool to see a cast based primarily around african, asian, and middle eastern descents.

There's 3 right there and those could all be good concepts. I can see why HBO can think of 5 easily.
 
I don't give a shit about "all the twists of the war have already been shown", I NEED to see Robert's Rebellion.

And I need Robert to be the damn main character, because he was the best. And they need to go whole hog, don't shy away from the fantasy shit. I want Stag-helmed Robert Baratheon crushing Rhaegar.

 

Einchy

semen stains the mountaintops
The guy who played Dickon in season 7 would've been a good Robert, dude is built like a shit house.
 

Not

Banned
I don't give a shit about "all the twists of the war have already been shown", I NEED to see Robert's Rebellion.

And I need Robert to be the damn main character, because he was the best. And they need to go whole hog, don't shy away from the fantasy shit. I want Stag-helmed Robert Baratheon crushing Rhaegar.

ASOIAF art is so cool.

I want them to expand the world. I want a show about the Jogos Nhai, Yi-Ti, the Throusand Islands, etc.
 

louiedog

Member
I don't give a shit about "all the twists of the war have already been shown", I NEED to see Robert's Rebellion.

And I need Robert to be the damn main character, because he was the best. And they need to go whole hog, don't shy away from the fantasy shit. I want Stag-helmed Robert Baratheon crushing Rhaegar.

Well, certainly in the finale.
 

Patriots7

Member
'A Time for Wolves'
I'd be all in for Kings of Winters battling the Red Kings for dominion over the North.

Wouldn't break the bank.

Also the Blackfyre Rebellion.
 

Arondight

Member
I agree that not doing Robert's Rebellion would be a massive missed opportunity. Despite all the drip feeding, a lot of people still don't quite have a grasp of the actual history leading up to the end of the Rebellion. It also helps that it's incredibly rich in content which means that there's potentially a stronger script available to adapt and further more, it's a heck of a lot different seeing than hearing as well. The best start would actually be Tywins rise to fame, War of the Ninepenny Kings leading to Roberts Rebellion.

Dance of the Dragons would be incredible adaptation as well particularly Battle Above the Gods Eye.
 

Nere

Member
5 fucking spinoffs and no Robert's rebellion? Talk about milking that cow and not even delivering on what the audience wants.
 
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