HBO guidelines out any direct Sport of Thrones sequels or returning characters

After eight seasons, the epic tv saga that’s HBO’s Sport of Thrones has lastly wrapped following this Sunday’s debatably underwhelming finale, which capped off a six-episode run marred by heavy fan criticism. Now, our watch has ended — that’s, till the three successor sequence at present in improvement make it to air. In a current interview, The Hollywood Reporter spoke (or not less than tried to) with HBO’s tight-lipped programming president Casey Bloys to debate what followers can and shouldn’t anticipate from any GoT spin-offs.

Bloys confirmed pilot for one of many exhibits — most probably Jane Goldman’s prequel set 5,000 years previously — will start in June, and that two others are within the writing levels of improvement. He additionally defined that the channel is “not actively trying or going past what we’ve bought within the present pilot” and provided evasive solutions when pressed about timelines or whether or not HBO would even signal on for 3 extra GoT-inspired exhibits.

Maybe most notably, the chief confirmed that there will likely be no direct sequels to Sport of Thrones, neither is he desirous about pursuing the tales of present characters like Arya Stark and her west of Westeros’ adventures. He defined,

“A part of it’s, I do need this present — this Sport of Thrones, [D.B. Weiss and David Beinoff]’s present — to be its personal factor. I don’t need to take characters from this world that they did fantastically and put them off into one other world with another person creating it. I need to let it’s the creative piece they’ve bought. That’s certainly one of the reason why I’m not making an attempt to do the identical present over. George [R.R. Martin] has [a] huge, huge world; there are such a lot of methods in. That’s why we’re making an attempt to do issues that really feel distinct — and to not try to re-do the identical present. That’s in all probability one of many the reason why, proper now, a sequel or choosing up any of the opposite characters doesn’t make sense for us.”

Bloys additionally pushed again in opposition to the concept Sport of Thrones’ poorly acquired ultimate season would have an effect on something in Goldman’s upcoming program:

“There’s no state of affairs the place Jane noticed the episode and stated, ‘Oh, I higher change this, that or the opposite factor.’ We’re making an attempt to have a present that seems like its personal present inside the universe however we’re not making an attempt to duplicate the identical present. It’s not the identical characters, it’s not the identical dynamics. It’s not like we’re taking the present present and saying, ‘X, Y and Z labored, so let’s do this.’ It’s a special author, creator and completely different really feel and completely different world. There’s nothing we’re taking from this season and making use of it to that by any means. … Some folks felt that [it was rushed] and a few folks didn’t. There may be nothing I’m going to take from this season and apply it to successor exhibits. That’s now how I take a look at it.”

Goldman’s sequence is about to star Naomi Watts alongside Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, and others. If the pilot lands efficiently, we’d see it hit airwaves as quickly as 2020.

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