Game Of Thrones will come to its epic conclusion when the new and final season returns in 2019 but that will not spell the end for Westeros on television.
According to ScreenRant, author George R.R. Martin says HBO has three more Game Of Thrones prequels in “active development” in addition to the Jane Goldman-led spinoff that has already been announced.
“As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five. One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film. But that does not mean the others are dead. Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development. Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.”
The Jane Goldman series has yet to be titled but we do know that it will be set in Westeros and will take place far before the events of the current series.
As for the three prequel series that are being developed, no details have been revealed about which time periods they’ll be set in or which characters will be featured.
All we know for certain is that HBO is trying to stay in Westeros for as long as possible. The high fantasy series is a ratings hit, a critical darling, and despite so many high-budget series coming from so many cable and streaming networks, HBO is doing what it can to stay on top of its throne.