Sorry, Game of Thrones fans. HBO may be working on spinoffs of the epic saga, but it will be awhile before any of them make it to the small screen.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO’s head of programming, Casey Bloys, revealed that the network plans to take their time when it comes to bringing any sort of potential Game of Thrones prequel to life.
“The only thing that will be Game of Thrones related on the air will be season seven and season eight, and then it will be a good long while if and before anything [new] gets on the air,” Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier this year, fans were overjoyed to find out that HBO was in the process of working on not one, but five potential spinoffs for Game of Thrones. While the premium cable network made it clear that we may only ever see one of the ideas they’re toying with, it was still cause for excitement among the fanbase.
Bloys stressed that none of the ideas that the network is currently developing are anywhere close to going into production.
“I think when we confirmed the [prequels’] existence— that we were exploring this— that read to the general public that, ‘Wow, these are far along.’ We were just confirming it so people didn’t speculate,” explained Bloys.
As sad as we are to hear that we’ll have to wait longer than we anticipated dive into another story in the GOT universe, we’re glad to get a bit of clarification on the matter!
And of course, the good news is that we’ve still got two seasons left of Game of Thrones to experience in the meantime!
Game of Thrones returns to HBO for season 7 on July 16.
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