Late last week, we reported on the news that HBO had finally greenlit a pilot order for a follow-up series to Game of Thrones, which would actually come in the form of a prequel series, set thousands of years before the events in the now-running HBO series.
However, if you’ve been following the developments surrounding the Game of Thrones follow-up, you’ll know that they had more than one in the works — in fact, they had five of them. This means that there are still, in theory, four left…does the greenlighting of this one mean that the others have been put out to pasture? Martin took to his blog to clarify the situation, and it sounds like we could very well get a few Game of Thrones follow-ups if they end up being strong enough.
Here’s what he said.
“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.”
So, to recap, we started with five, one was greenlit, and then we had four, but one was shelved, and now we have three. Those three could either be shelved themselves or greenlit for pilot production as well. As Martin said, there is no real limit to the number of shows we could ultimately get, so very soon we would have a Game of Thrones series for every season of the year (Though where’d be the fun in that?).
Do you want there to be any more series greenlit, or will it lose that special Game of Thrones gloss in the process? Sound off down below on your thoughts.
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SOURCE: George R.R. Martin