Life After Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin Hints at Spinoffs

There’s only two episodes of Game of Thrones left, ever… It has been dubbed the greatest show in history, so what’s a fan to do when it ends?

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Before this current season was released, HBO announced that they were working on a spinoff series that told a tale before the Game of Thrones we know was set. Our own Lord of Light, George R.R. Martin is doing God’s work by dropping a couple of hints here and there about how the new spinoff series is progressing.

In 2017, fans were told that HBO had plans for five spinoff shows. This week, Martin revealed on his blog that out of those five, three were in the works. He confirmed that one show, still not named but which Martin says, “The one I am not supposed to call THE LONG NIGHT”, is due to begin shooting in the summer. The other two are simply just scripts but are “coming along nicely”.

The one that isn’t supposed to be called The Long Night but probably will be is centred around, you guessed it, the Long Night. In A Song of Ice and Fire (the book that Game of Thrones is based off of, if you didn’t know…), the Long Night was a period of terrible darkness during the great winter that lasted years. If you’re more of a fan of the show, you’ll know the Long Night from Jon Snow’s constant reminders that “the long night is coming, and the dead come with it”, a.k.a that whole thing with the White Walkers. I think it’s safe to say we’ll see the return of the White Walkers, with a heavy mix of war, terror and famine.

For the remaining two spinoffs, Martin tells fans to “pick up a copy of FIRE & BLOOD and come up with your own theories”, hinting at some majorly cool storylines. Fire and Blood is the latest instalment in the A Song of Ice and Fire world. The new novel tells the history of the Targaryen family in Westeros and takes the game for the throne to the next level. Being the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria, it follows Aegon the Conqueror as he creates the Iron Throne and the generations of Targaryen’s as the fight to hold it.

With plot points like that, how can’t the spinoffs tell epic tales? Before we get ahead of ourselves, we have to get through the remaining two episodes of Game of Thrones. But at least we have something to look forward to when all of our fave characters die in the next two weeks.

Will you be watching any of the Game of Thrones spinoffs? Let us know any predictions or theories you have in the comments.