Game of Thrones Season 6 will debut this weekend, and everyone wants to know what will happen. While George R.R. Martin’s complex world has captivated fans of the small screen, rumors are flying that the end is nearing for the popular HBO series. However, a spin-off could be in the works.
According to Winter Is Coming, author George R.R. Martin is considering ideas for spin-offs of his wildly popular Game of Thrones series and recently revealed that there is certainly not a lack of material that can be used.
“Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told … if indeed HBO is interested.”
Recently, Game of Thrones showrunners, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, revealed that they believe they have only two more seasons left after Season 6 and that those seasons could certainly have less episodes that the seasons before, which each had 10 episodes.
The pair revealed that they were contemplating on having Season 7 only contain seven episodes while Season 8 would have a mere six episodes to end the story. While fans immediately began to get upset by this idea, the logic behind it is due to the expensive and time-consuming nature that it takes to film Game of Thrones, one of the most visually stunning television shows currently running.
Meanwhile, fans have George R.R. Martin on their side. Martin revealed that the three novels in the Dunk and Egg trilogy, set nearly 100 years before the Game of Thrones novels, could be a good project to work on.
“Each of the novellas could easily be done as a two-hour stand-alone movie for television; that would probably be the ideal way to do them, rather than as an ongoing weekly series. The Hedge Knight and its sequels are lighter [in tone] than A Song of Ice and Fire, more in the realm of action/adventure.”
As for doing something in the actual Game of Thrones universe, George R.R. Martin says he thinks The Dance of the Dragons, mentioned by Stannis’ daughter, Shireen, in Season 5, would be a good pick and would obviously focus on the Targaryen family, a favorite among the viewers.
On Sunday night, viewers will finally get an answer to the debate that has been Jon Snow’s fate. The synopsis for the episode has already revealed that Jon is dead, but whether or not he’ll stay that way is another issue.
Many Game of Thrones viewers believe that Jon Snow will be resurrected by someone, possibly Lady Melisandre, as Episode 1 is titled, “The Red Lady.“
Spoilers and rumors for the end of Season 6 reveal that Jon Snow will be alive by the season finale, and he’ll be back home in Winterfell with his half-sister, Sansa Stark, by his side. How they both get there free and clear of their enemies should be a fun storyline to watch throughout the season. Especially with Sansa’s husband, Ramsay Bolton, on the loose.
What are your thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones spoilers? Would you like to see a spin-off in the future?
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