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‘Game Of Thrones’ Spinoff Writer Teases What The New Series Will Be About

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.

Now, several spin-off writers are giving GoT fans a taste of what's to come:

Screenwriter and “Kick-Ass” producer Jane Goldman is working on one of the spinoffs. In an interview with IGN this week, she commented:

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.

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. 

Other fans are speculating the spin-off will reach as far back as Old Valyria, the fallen city of magic and dragons which had been abandoned for centuries before the events of GoT

Of course, fans have some spin-off ideas of their own:

Most seem to involve Tormund:

People love Tormund:

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.

Thank goodness.

H/T - Huffpost, IndieWire