One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane's pilot is now moving to film.
So far, HBO has green-lit an untitled prequel by Goldman set thousands of years before the time of Daenerys or Jon Snow that illustrates "the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour". Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come.
There was initially talk that there were quite a few "Game of Thrones" spin-offs in the works, and Martin addressed that saying: "As for the other successor shows... if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five".
However, they didn't stop there, in fact there was up to five different spin-offs in the works with HBO. "But that does not mean the others are dead". If a series is commissioned, Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner. "My vote would be The Long Night, which says it all, but I'd be surprised if that's where we end up", he wrote.
"Yes, this is a prequel, not a sequel". "None of the characters or actors from Game of Thrones will appear in the new show". In January, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the other prequels were "all on different schedules...but I'm very encouraged by what we've seen".
"Well, assuming the oral histories of the First Men are accurate, but there are maesters at the Citadel who insist it has only been half that long", he joked. He admitted that it's very early in the process since they don't have a director, a cast, a location, or even a title.
"Three more Game of Thrones prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development", said Martin. But this is television, so nothing is certain, ' he said. I've consulted with all of the writers on all of the successor shows, and several of them have visited me in Santa Fe for long days of discussion, and we've gone back and forth in email, text, and telephone, so I have definitely been involved. but really, the accolades here should go to Jane. "She has been an absolute thrill to work with... and my god, what a talent", wrote Martin.
The branding of Game of Thrones has been a goldmine for the premium cable channel, so it's a good bet they would want to make use of it with their next series in the franchise. The spinoff doesn't have a name yet, but Martin did offer on possible title.
Now in a new blog post, author George RR Martin has revealed that the extended universe is being capped - slightly.