It looks like George R.R. Martin is still hammering away on more Game of Thrones shows at HBO, despite previous reports the four other shows in-development stages had been canceled Martin has posted on his personal blog today that isn’t actually the case. Revealing that there are two still more shows that are indeed in various development stages at HBO.
Oh, and speaking of television, don’t believe everything you read. Internet reports are notoriously unreliable. We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term “spinoffs”) at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely. The one I am not supposed to call THE LONG NIGHT will be shooting later this year, and two other shows remain in the script stage, but are edging closer. What are they about? I cannot say. But maybe some of you should pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories.
Adding that The Long Night, the working title of Jane Goldman’s spin-off series (the first one to go into production) that was co-created with Martin (will also produce) won’t begin shooting until later this year. It’s uncertain when “later this year” actually means as there had been expectations they’d begin filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland this summer.
Last month, Bryan Cogman revealed to Variety that his Game of Thrones spinoff wouldn’t be happening.
Veteran “Game of Thrones” writer Bryan Cogman has confirmed that his potential spinoff series from the HBO epic will not be going ahead.
“This is it for me in terms of Westeros,” Cogman told Variety. “It’s been a beautifully cathartic thing re-watching the series recently, it’s been ten years of my life.”
This could mean the two other shows are coming from Max Borenstein, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray, who had been previously announced as developing spinoffs for HBO with Cogman’s project looking like the one that was given the ax. Then again, they might have taken in new pitches from writers.
SOURCE: GEROGE R.R. MARTIN