There are five Game of Thrones successor series (author George R.R. Martin hates the term "spin-off") currently being written for HBO. That's five separate TV shows based in the Known World of the Game of Thrones universe with most of them reportedly set in Westeros, home to the Iron Throne. Martin pitched a couple ideas himself, other writers pitched theirs, and that's where we stand as of now.
Back in May, Martin confirmed this news on his blog and talked a little more in depth about what we should expect. Here are the highlights from that post:
Aside from Martin's blog post, little else has been gleaned about these five tantalizing new series. However, one of the writers, Jane Goldman, recently told IGN that Thrones fans should recognize the material she's adapting for her show:
"Yeah, I think I can say if I was able to say what mine was — yeah, I think as a book reader or as someone who watched the series, you would say, 'Oh, that! OK.' Yeah, it would be recognizable as a past event, but I think that’s probably as far as I can go."
While that quote tells us little, it's interesting to know at least one of the new shows will deal with material hardcore fans will recognize. Might it be the Doom of Valyria perhaps? The life of Bran the Builder? Maybe we'll see how the Wall was made or the events preceding The Long Night.
One new bit of news we can share is the December 12, 2017 release date of Game of Thrones Season 7 on blu-ray, DVD, and digital. Pre-order your copies now, and check out the below clip from Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms. The 45-minute bonus disc is a limited time inclusion in the Season 7 blu-ray and a continuation of the History and Lore featurettes included on past releases. This new one is narrated by Harry Lloyd (who plays Viserys Targaryen in Season 1).