HBO is mulling over four potential spinoff series set within the extended Game of Thrones universe. The network has reportedly enlisted a handful of top-tier screenwriters, who will now begin exploring various time periods within Martin’s universe.
HBO’s newfound roster of screenwriting talent includes Max Borenstein, Jane Goldman, founding father George R.R. Martin, Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray. Longtime Game of Thrones showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff aren’t actively involved in either of the four pitches, but the duo are expected to serve as executive producers on any of the spinoff series should they receive the green light at HBO.
The network is yet to settle on a timetable for any of the four potential offshoots, and considering that Game of Thrones is its undisputed crown jewel we fully expect the Powers That Be to run a fine-tooth comb over each script before making a final decision. Season 7, meanwhile, will be with us on July 16th.