Friday, May 5, 2017

HBO Is Planning Four 'Game of Thrones' Spinoffs

While the main series is reaching its final act it appears HBO is not yet ready to leave Westeros alone as four spin offs are planned for 'Game of Thrones.'

While its unclear at this stage what period or characters the spin offs will deal it, HBO have created four teams of writers to maximise potential, the teams are:

Max Borenstein
His credits include writing the screenplay for Kong: Skull Island and 2014's Godzilla. On the TV side, he was the showrunner and creator of Fox's short-lived Minority Report reboot, which marks his lone small-screen credit. Borenstein next is readying Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2020).

Jane Goldman
Goldman's credits include writing the screenplay for Neil Gaiman's Stardust as well as adapting comic favorite Kick-Ass. Her geek cred includes X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Brian Helgeland
The feature scribe counts writing and directing Jackie Robinson biopic 42 as well as Tom Hardy vehicle Legend. He penned the story and screenplay for 2010's Robin Hood and wrote The Taking of Pelham 123. Helgeland is an Oscar winner for his adapted screenplay for L.A. Confidential and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for adapting Mystic River.

Carly Wray
Wray has the most extensive TV credits out of all four scribes and counts Mad Men, The Bastard Executioner and HBO's The Leftovers among them.

George R.R. Martin and current showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff will serve as executive producers on any of the four that HBO decides to make.

'Game of Thrones' returns on Sunday night, July 16 on at 9pm ET on HBO for the US and at 2am on Monday, July 17 on Sky Atlantic in Ireland and the UK.