– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well, I guess this isn’t exactly a huge surprise. As of this writing, Game of Thrones is still about a year out from ending completely and Westworld is currently in the process of finishing out its second season. This means that there likely is little to nothing in the can to show folks at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, so rather than just have a fan-centric panel, HBO has opted not to go at all.

Here’s what HBO said in a statement regarding this decision:

“Due to production schedules and air dates for Game of Thrones and Westworld, these series will not be presented at San Diego Comic-Con this summer. HBO has a longstanding relationship with SDCC, and we are very grateful for the fans’ enthusiastic response over the years. We look forward to returning in the future.”

So if you’re one of those folks who clocks into San Diego Comic-Con for your premium cable fix, then you may be out of luck with at least one network. This may also be a bit of a downer for fans who were hoping to get more details regarding the Game of Thrones spin-offs.

As we reported earlier this week, HBO recently greenlit a prequel series that look place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones. San Diego Comic-Con is usually a good time to milk little details from the creators, but alas, it looks like that won’t be the case this year. It’s probably all for the best since the show itself is likely still a couple years from its airing.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.