Game of Thrones: HBO searching for the ‘right writer’ for spin-off series

We haven't seen the last of Daenerys Targaryen yet.

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Mother of Dragons Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones. Image Picture HBO

Game of Thrones fans were devastated to hear the show is ending after eight seasons recently.

However, while the series may be finishing sooner than we’d like, we haven’t seen the last of Westeros just yet…

HBO boss Casey Bloys has confirmed that the broadcaster is planning to develop a spin-off series, which means we might be seeing more of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow past Game of Thrones season eight.

“In a perfect world, Game of Thrones would keep going and we wouldn’t have to deal with any of this,” Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter.

“There are so many properties and areas to go to. For us, it’s about finding the right take with the right writer.”

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Sansa and Jon Sophie Turner on Game of Thrones Image Picture HBO

Despite the fact that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss previously ruled themselves out of any spin-off series, Bloys said he was hopeful of getting them on board.

“You’re getting them right when they’re about to embark on production. It’s a big, big commitment for them, not just their creative force, but also their family life,” he said.

“They’re gone for months at a time. So it’s a big, big thing. But should we find a property that makes sense as a spinoff or a prequel — whatever you want to say — I would not expect them to do it, because they’re going to need to decompress for a good amount of time, but it would certainly be nice to have their involvement in some way.

“At what level? I have no idea.”

There are two seasons to come before then though. Filming begun on season seven, which will consist of just seven episodes and is scheduled to air next year on HBO and Sky Atlantic.

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