Game Of Thrones: HBO Boss Says There Are No Plans For Sequel Series

Arya – Game Of Thrones

by James White |
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With Game Of Thrones now finished, dividing fans as it went, those who are hankering for more from the current generation of Westeros inhabitants have been wondering whether HBO has plans for spin-off series set after the events of the finale. According to the company's programming president Casey Bloys, the answer is a fairly definite no.

"Part of it is, I do want this show – this Game Of Thrones, Dan [Weiss] and David's [Benioff] show – to be its own thing," Bloys tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got. That's one of the reasons why I'm not trying to do the same show over. George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That's why we're trying to do things that feel distinct, and to not try and redo the same show. That's probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn't make sense for us."

Still with a first prequel preparing to shoot in June and two other series in development, we're certainly not done with the world of Thrones as a whole. And Bloys makes mention of the prequel pilot in particular, which Jane Goldman has written and is overseeing. Such as whether Goldman has made any changes to her plans based on fan feedback about the main show's finale. "There's no scenario where Jane saw the episode and said, 'Oh, I better change this, that or the other thing.' We're trying to have a show that feels like its own show within the universe but we're not trying to replicate the same show. It's not the same characters, it's not the same dynamics. It's not like we're taking the existing show and saying, 'X, Y and Z worked, so let's do that.' It's a different writer, creator and different feel and different world. There's nothing we're taking from this season and applying it to that by any means.

For more from Bloys, head to the Reporter's site{ =nofollow}. If you're after an Arya: Further Adventures series, you may just have to make do with fan fiction. At least for now...

Our review of the Thrones finale can be found here.

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