In a recent interview with UFC Unfiltered Podcast, Benioff and Weiss revealed that they’re well aware that there are many more stories to tell in Westeros after Game of Thrones comes to an end.
“One of the great things about what George [R.R. Martin] did is he didn’t just build a story…he built a world,” the showrunners told the podcast according to Independent UK. “[There’s] so many characters and such a rich detailed history behind it that there are a lot of different ways you could go with it.”
So which story would they like to dive into next? That’s still up in the air. Currently, Benioff and Weiss are hard at work focusing all of their attention on Game of Thrones.
If and when they’re ready for some advice as to where they should take the Game of Thrones saga however, they need not look much farther than series author George R.R. Martin — who already has a spinoff idea in mind.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in April, Martin said he thinks Benioff and Weiss should focus on adapting his Dunk & Egg stories, if they’re interested in continuing to explore Westeros.
Martin’s Dunk & Egg series follows the adventures of a nomadic knight named Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg. Interestingly enough, Egg goes on to become King Ageon V Targaryen of Westeros. According to the author, it would be “the most natural follow up” to Game of Thrones.
“Each of the novellas could easily be done as a two-hour stand-alone movie for television; that would probably be the ideal way to do them, rather than as an ongoing weekly series,” explained Martin. “The Hedge Knight and its sequels are lighter [in tone] than A Song of Ice and Fire, more in the realm of action/adventure.”
Regardless of whether or not Benioff and Weiss decide to heed Martin’s advice, we’re still excited that they’re both interested in continuing to explore the world of Westeros for HBO! But what do you think? Should Game of Thrones get a spinoff?