Just what kind of spinoffs could we get from Game of Thrones?
Spinoffs are coming – super couldn’t resist i’m afraid. It loos like HBO is not quite ready to say goodbye to the world of Westeros yet and have announced they are looking at creating up to four spinoffs based in the rich world of Game of Thrones. I for one am entirely ok with this.
HBO announced – via Mashable – that they have attached four writers to work in conjunction with George R.R Martin over the production of upcoming spinoffs. The Game of Thrones writers and showrunners, D.B Weiss and David Benioff, will not be acting on these spinoffs as writers but they will still be involved in the project as executive producers.
The most important thing though is what kind of timeline we could be looking at here. So far we don’t have anything set in stone, i’d expect to hear more on this post-season 8, HBO stated: “There is no set timetable for these projects. We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
That’s fine by me and i’m sure by the bigger Game of Throne fandom, we want these new stories to be done properly and not rushed out simply to make more money for HBO.
So while we don’t have a timeline to go on we can get a sense of what these new shows may be about by looking at the writers.
Jane Goldman is well known for her work on films like Kingsman and X-Men: First Class. She’s an excellent ensemble writer who can create vivid and brilliantly cool action pieces so i’m hoping for a Night’s Watch prequel series, something set during the height of their power maybe. I would not be adverse to avidly watching that show at all.
Max Borestein is a monster specialist having penned Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island. If i was the studio i’d throw him dragons and sit back and watch the monster set pieces roll in. Maybe we could see a series around the rise of the Targaryen’s, or maybe a show set in the land of dragon’s itself.
Brian Helgeland is a sword and shields man, he wrote A Knight’s Tale and was brilliant at bringing the dynamic between knights and squires to life in a world of tournaments. I for one would give him the prequel stories of Dunk and Egg, his talents would be well suited to that tale.
Finally Carly Wray has written for Mad Men and The Leftovers, these are slow-burner type shows with a lot of character development, a different approach to Westeros may be in order. I wouldn’t mind a political drama or something along those lines set in this awesome world. Let’s face it there would be plenty of material to choose from if that’s the direction they decided to take.
But what kind of Thrones spinoff would you guys like to see? Let us know in the comments down below…