The future of Game of Thrones franchise got a thumbs-up from George RR Martin when he expressed interest in joining a potential spin-off. Martin was actually set to star in the initial pilot for Game of Thrones. However, that episode was quickly scrapped and completely remade, so Martin’s cameo never materialized. Much has changed since then. During its decade-long run, Game of Thrones became HBO’s flagship program, although public appreciation had eventually declined. It had gone so far beyond its source material, A song of ice and firethat for many the show lost its footing and suffered in some respect.
House of the Dragon thankfully restored order and scratched that itch for those who wanted more stories from Westeros. The world has been waiting for the next book since 2011 A dance with dragonsand Martin’s signaled that the finish line is in sight. The winds of winter will be the longest in the series, and for good measure, as it has far more intertwining stories and characters to manage than even Game of Thrones had. Martin is well aware of how long it’s taken him on that front, jokes self-deprecatingly, but he’s certainly hopeful for what the future holds in the future Game of Thrones.
A George RR Martin Cameo Shows Hope for Game Of Thrones’ Future
Specifically, Martin answered a question at SDCC (via Youtube), and says he is interested but has no plans to come until he finishes writing. This direct comment signals some confidence in a promising future for Game of Thrones franchise. He must feel that his work is in the right hands. Ryan Condel and his collaborators behind House of the Dragon certainly proved their worth by making one of the best shows on TV in 2022. If Martin wasn’t happy with how things turned out, then logically he wouldn’t be open to such an opportunity. However, he needs to finish writing first, and given his track record, that is a long way off.
Hypothetically, Martin should enter House of the Dragon and/or another Game of Thrones spin-off(s), he would have completed The winds of winter. Interestingly, given its production schedule, House of the Dragon could take until 2028 to get through the four seasons of “Dance of the Dragons.” The hope is that it will then explore other turbulent moments in Targaryen history and delve more into Aegon’s “Song of Ice and Fire.” By the time, The winds of winter should definitely be out and the franchise could have even more secure foundations so a Martin cameo would be possible.
Why the future looks bright for the Game Of Thrones franchise
The groundbreaking success of House of the Dragonrival Game of Thrones at its peak in viewership, proves that audiences are eager for more stories in Westeros. Martin’s comments, made before House of the Dragon ever premiered, showing his confidence in what other creatives are doing with his work. If he felt the TV shows were inferior, he wouldn’t support them so easily, and he certainly wouldn’t push for even more to be made. Currently there are six Game of Thrones spin-offs publicly in development, and if all goes according to plan for them, there’s plenty for fans to look forward to.
ONE Jon Snow spin-off was announced in June, which could essentially act as Play off Thrones season 9 as it follows Snow in his new life above the wall. apart from that there is The sea serpent about a young Corlys Velaryon’s nine great voyages around the world, 10,000 Ships about the legendary queen, Nymeria, Tales of Dunk and Egg, based on the delightful short stories, and even an animated series in the works. Unfortunately, the ongoing shakeups for HBO Max and Warner Bros. Discovery may be derailing their progress, according to Martin (via Variety). But should things work out, Martin would have his choice Game of Thrones spin-offs to enter.
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