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The 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-Offs Won't Feature Any Current Characters

But their ancestors are another story.
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HBO has made it official that none of the current characters from Game of Thrones will be featured in any of its five potential spin-offs. 

The pay channel is working with A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin and five different sets of writers—including Game of Thrones veteran Bryan Cogman—on stories set before the events of the Emmy-winning series. 

That restriction alone would make it difficult for there to be much crossover with Game of Thrones, and now HBO president Casey Bloys has told TVLine these spin-offs won't involve Jon Snow, Dany, or anyone else we've already seen from the World of Westeros.


However, the HBO executive did tease that "there may be [familiar] bloodlines" linking these new prequel stories to what we've already seen in Game of Thrones

The network isn't yet moving forward with a pilot for any of Martin's prequels, but Bloys made it clear at the TCA press tour that he's been very impressed with the development process thus far. 

"Should we go forward and make a pilot and [then] a series, nothing would air on HBO until at least a year after Game of Thrones ends," he added. 


     

"We want the final season of Game of Thrones, being the special event that it is… We don't want to use it to launch [a new series]. We want some separation there." 

For those doing the math, Game of Thrones' eighth and final season was recently announced for 2019—so that means none of these prequels will hit screens until at least two years from now. 

From: Digital Spy

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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