There's been a lot of rumors flying around about HBO creating up to FOUR new spinoffs of Game of Thrones once it's over.


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Author George R.R. Martin wrote on his blog to clear things up, and revealed some very interesting details:



1. There are five pilot scripts in development.


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GRRM said while it was initially reported there would be four scripts developed, HBO has since added a fifth to the lineup.

2. But that doesn't mean five shows will be created.


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Or even that five pilots will be shot. At this stage HBO has ordered pilot scripts, nothing more. GRRM said, "Decades of experience in television and film have taught me that nothing is ever really certain... but I do think it's very unlikely that we'll be getting four (or five) series. At least not immediately. What we do have here is an order for four — now five — pilot scripts. How many pilots will be filmed, and how many series might come out of that, remains to be seen."



3. There are writers officially attached to four of the scripts, and they're a pretty impressive bunch.


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There's Godzilla writer Max Borenstein; Jane Goldman, who wrote The Woman in Black and co-wrote the likes of Stardust, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman; Brian Helgeland, who won an Oscar for his L.A. Confidential screenplay; and Carly Wray, who has written for The Leftovers and Mad Men.

4. The fifth writer is yet to be announced, but is someone who knows and loves Westeros as much as GRRM himself, the author said.


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5. None of the potential shows will be sequels or spinoffs in the traditional sense – i.e. they won't feature characters we know and love.


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"We are not talking Joey or AfterMASH or even Frasier or Lou Grant, where characters from one show continue on to another. So all of you who were hoping for the further adventures of Hot Pie are doomed to disappointment," GRRM said, crushing our dreams.

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