The end of Game of Thrones is rapidly approaching, and fans are beginning to wonder what they'll do with their lives once the Song of Ice and Fire concludes. HBO is looking to fill that vacuum: the network is developing four Game of Thrones spin-offs by four different writer groups, all of which involve author George R.R. Martin. Details about these spin-offs have been kept pretty well under wraps - we know they're all prequels, but it's still uncertain whether all four will be picked up for a season. No current characters are slotted to return, and showrunners D.B. Weiss and Dan Benioff will be stepping away to pursue their controversial next project Confederate. For a while, that's all we've known.
Nah Game of Thrones better have some spinoff. It might be one of the greatest shows of all time. Everyone is literally hooked— Dotun (@totally_tunez) August 17, 2017
I think as a book reader or as someone who watched the series, you would say, ‘Oh, that! OK. Yeah, it would be recognizable as a past event, but I think that’s probably as far as I can go.
I just want a Game of Thrones spinoff that's just nothing but Tormoud.— Austin Nettleton (@austinsqueezy) August 21, 2017
Reading Goldman's comments, many are speculating the series could take place a couple decades before the event of Game of Thrones, and center around Robert's Rebellion, the military coup that dethroned the Targaryens and set the power dynamic which we've come to know so well.
Aegon the Conqueror or Old Valyria could be other options...just make sure you bring the dragons, yo.— Nicky Kumar (@Naquicious) August 21, 2017
One thing is certain: no spin-off will be gracing our television screens until 2018 or 2019. But considering how few episodes of GoT remain, that's a pretty quick turnaround! Goldman commented:
The sense I get is HBO is very keen to develop something to go on the air sooner rather than later after the series ends, which is why they’ve been in development in earnest.