In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly programming president Casey Bloys has revealed some details in regards to the possible Game of Thrones spin-offs and season 8, which will be the show’s last.
In the interview he stated that we may not see the stories of the expanding world of Westeros as soon as we may want and that the news of four spin offs aren’t entirely accurate:
“(…)But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process. I haven’t even seen outlines. In the press at large, everybody said, ‘there are four spinoffs’ and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That’s not what’s going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by Benioff and Weiss is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it. Also, this is a long-term plan…”
Furthermore David Benioff and D.B Weiss won’t be involved in the development of the possible spin offs. George R.R. Martin will collaborating with the projects.
Additionally he expressed the possibilty of season 8 airing in 2019.
“(…)They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
Game of Thrones season 7 airs July 16 on HBO
Source: Enternainment Weekly