Well, after this weekend’s Emmy awards where ‘Game of Thrones’ walked away with yet another Outstanding Drama Series win (and giving the show the pedigree of having received the most Emmy awards of any primetime show in history [38 in total]), it is no wonder that fans are beginning to ask if the world of Westeros will truly come to a close after the final two seasons air on HBO. There has long been rumors of a prequel series, as there is plenty of source material in George R.R. Martin’s books to warrant such a series, but nothing concrete has been announced yet. According to HBO programming president Casey Bloys:
“We’ve talked about it. It’s not something I’m opposed to, but it has to make sense creatively.”
After the big win this weekend, numerous sources were able to speak to D.B. Weiss and David Benioff backstage at the Emmys to discuss the future of the show. According to a statement made by Benioff when asked about the potential for a prequel series for ‘Game of Thrones’:
“You might want to ask George about that. It’s a great world that George created. It’s a very rich world. I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros. But for us, this is it.”
And when George R.R. Martin was asked the same question (as he was also at the Emmy’s and not at home furiously writing the final books of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series as fans wish he would spend time doing), he stated:
“There’s a wealth of material there, and I’m still writing more…At the moment, we still have this show to finish, and I still have two more books to finish.”
So fear not, there is still hope for more ‘Game of Thrones’ once the official show is over, but it may or may not be a good thing, as the showrunners will not be involved, and most of the show we have come to know and love has been their creative vision. Plus, there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing,” and letting ‘Thrones’ end on a high note and as intended might not be a bad thing, especially when you consider how many spin-offs have failed over the years and in some ways tarnished the original series.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Would you want more ‘Thrones’ no matter what? Share your opinions in the comments below!
Source: TV Line
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