Calling all Game of Thrones fans! There might be a spinoff of the series in the future, but it’s not all good news. The showrunners of the fantasy series have confirmed that they won’t take part in any prequel, which is a total bummer.
GOT had a record-breaking night at Sunday’s 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, surpassing Frasier as having the most Emmys of any primetime series in history, but the awards are bittersweet for fans, who aren’t prepared to say goodbye to the land of Westeros after GOT’s eighth and final season (thank goodness both season 7 and season 8 have yet to air).
And while talks of a sequel or, in this case, a prequel, are all fans have to hold onto, showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t be on board for that project, should it ever happen. When asked about a potential prequel after the Emmys on Sunday, Benioff gestured to George R.R. Martin, who authored the books that the hit drama is based on.
“You might want to ask George about that,” Benioff told reporter, as reported by TVLine.
“It’s a great world that George created. It’s a very rich world. I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros, but for us, this is it,” Benioff added, talking about both himself and fellow showrunner, Weiss.
So what does Martin think about a prequel?
“There’s a wealth of material there, and I’m still writing more,” Martin revealed in the press room. “At the moment, we still have this show to finish, and I still have two more books to finish,” he concluded, referring to the final two chapters (or seasons) HBO already has in the works.
Although it’s not definite that Game of Thrones will get a prequel, it is clear that the idea is not off the table, which is very exciting for fans of the seven kingdoms. Maybe, Ned Stark will be on screen for more than a season this time around? Or perhaps, we’ll learn more about The Mother of Dragon’s childhood? Only time will tell us what could and will be (fingers crossed) featured in another Westeros-based series.
All we know is that if a prequel doesn’t happen, we’re not opposed to a sequel either, featuring lots of Jon Snow. Or maybe a sister spinoff with Sansa and Arya kicking butt and taking names. There are just so many possibilities and we can’t wait to see what happens! Sound off below to say which character you’d like to see from GOT in a spinoff or prequel.