Eric Hinton

HBO Confirms ‘Game of Thrones' Spinoffs in the Works

The story of Westeros might not end when "Game of Thrones" concludes after its eighth season. HBO is working on not one, but four projects as spinoffs of the popular fantasy series based on the books by George R.R. Martin, E! News has confirmed.

The projects will explore different time periods in Westeros. Prequels? Sequels? Spinoffs with a main character? That remains to be seen.

The writers on the projects: Max Borenstein, whose credits include "Kong: Skull Island"; Jane Goldman of "Kingsman: The Secret Service," who will write with Martin; "A Knight's Tale" veteran Brian Helgeland; and Carly Way of "Mad Men," with Martin

"Game of Thrones" creators and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are not connected with any of the four potential shows at the moment. They will serve as executive producers, along with Martin, should any script make it to series.

"Dan Weiss and David Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season," HBO said in a statement. "We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached, along with George R. R. Martin, as executive producers on all projects. We will support them as they take a much-deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete."

Game of Thrones season seven will debut July 16.

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