HBO just disappointed Game Of Thrones fans all over the world, after revealing that they’re planning to make fewer spin-offs than we thought.
Showrunners sent social media into a frenzy in May when they revealed that they were working on four new spin-offs back in May. However, all is not as it seems…
The network has now revealed that while they are working on developing four shows, it’s likely than only one of them will ever get made into a full series.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys said that people may have gotten the wrong idea about plans for the spin-offs.
“In the press at large, everybody said, ‘There are four spinoffs’ and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That’s not what’s going on,” he said.
“The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by [showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it,” he went on.
“Also, this is a long-term plan. Our No. 1 goal is the seventh season this summer and getting the eighth season written and aired.”
So, Game Of Thrones fans may just have to tone-down their expectations after the early excitement, but it’s not all bad. After all, with the show-runners’ attention focused solely on one spin-off, it’s bound to be good, right?
Of course, we’ve got plenty more Westeros action to look forward to before then, with two seasons of Game Of Thrones left to run before any spin-offs are released.
Game Of Thrones season seven premieres on July 16.