George R. R. Martin Open To Game of Thrones Spin-off


With the Game of Thrones HBO series wrapping up in the next couple seasons, fans may be asking what’s next. While it is yet to be determined if there will be one more full 13-episode season after the upcoming Season 6 which starts this Sunday or two shortened seasons, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin believes that there are plenty of opportunities for a Game of Thrones spin-off or two.

“There is certainly no lack of material,” Martin told EW. “Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told… if indeed HBO is interested.”

Due to the vast world that Martin has created, there are plenty of opportunities for prequels and sequels, or as the Telltale Games Game of Thrones game has shown alternate stories taking place during the same time period. Martin did express interest in bringing his stories of Ser Duncan the Tall to the small screen as a series of two-hour stand-alone movies.

“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,” Martin says. “The Hedge Knight & and its sequels are lighter [in tone] than A Song of Ice and Fire, more in the realm of action/adventure.”

Other possibilities include a series based on the Targaryen civil war, Robert’s Rebellion, or other events that Martin has written about previously in A World of Ice and Fire. Personally though, I think Martin should focus on finishing up the A Song of Ice and Fire book series before focusing on a new Game of Thrones spin-off.

What Game of Thrones story would you like to see as a new series? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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