With the end coming soon for Game of Thrones, there have been talks or rather speculations about a soon to be spinoff to keep the beautiful franchise afloat. With the show runners David Benioff and Dan Weis revealing that the show would indeed come to an end after its eighth season and even considering shorter final two seasons for the remaining two, it leaves fans waiting to see if there would indeed be a spinoff sometime soon.
Asked about the possibility of a spinoff, David Benoiff and Dan Weis remained adamant they were simply just rumors.
“I know that [HBO programming president] Mike [Lombardo] made off-the-cuff comments to that effect,” says Weiss.
“No. If that were to happen it would have to come from [Benioff and Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do. Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [that] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion. “
(Lombardo told reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January that “there’s enormous possibility to be mined” in a prequel.)
Lombardo’s position remains unchanged and comes as a relief to most of us here because in as much as we would love to see and explore certain terrains of the show which have been in the dark, most spinoffs end up been conceptualized and focused mostly on raking in huge cash for the cable companies.
With Lombardo confirming that this isn’t an option yet, at least till the show is over, here are a few unexplored parts of the show people want a little light shed on.
Prequel one could be the rule of Daenarys’ father aka The Mad King, it would definitely be great to see him in action, as well as Robert Baratheon's rebellion. This would bring back dead characters Robert, Dany’s brother Viserys Targaryen, and Ned and Catelyn Stark. Additionally, a two handed Jaime Lannister would be a big character, as he served in The Mad King’s Guard, eventually assassinating him to save the Kingdom.
Prequel two could be the way of the North as a lot of viewers believe we were snatched away from the peaceful protocols the north observed too early. This of course will bring back over 80% of the Stark family who have been killed including their wolves and of course two-legged Brandon.
We know that a lot of fans we disappointed with the decision to end the season sooner than we expected and with the possibility of a spinoff not in the table for discussion yet, let’s just enjoy what is left of the show.