Having severe anxiety over the fact that there are only two seasons left of Game of Thrones? Fear no more. The genius folks at HBO have not one, not two, not three but FOUR GoT spin-offs in the works.
The Hermès of television behemoths plans to “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe” with four new projects from four different writers. GoT execs have tapped Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class), Brian Helgeland (A Knight’s Tale) and Carly Wray (Mad Men) to get to work weaving tales of Westeros.
If these projects receive the network greenlight, it will mark the first time in history that HBO has ever made a follow-up series. Granted, this announcement isn't that unexpected; Game of Thrones broke the Emmys record for most wins in one evening (12) and racked up the network's highest ratings of all time. No way is HBO letting its crown jewel go that fast. GoT for the win.
HBO says it has no specific timeline in place for the four potential spin-off projects. That’s cool. We’ll just sit here and wait for eternity like we did for the season seven premiere date announcement. (Psst, it’s July 16.)