'Game of Thrones' Will Spawn 4 New Spin-Off Shows, HBO Confirms

Winter is coming—and so is a bunch of new Westeros-inspired action.
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Winter is coming—and so is a bunch of new Westeros-inspired action.
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Game of Thrones fans could get to geek out on FOUR new TV series based on George R.R. Martin's dragon-filled fantasy world after the hit HBO show ends.

HBO announced on Wednesday that it's working on a quartet of G.O.T.-inspired shows based on Martin's books, though it's unclear whether they will be spin-offs, sequels, or prequels.

"We've closed deals for four very talented writers to each explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin's vast and rich universe," HBO said in a statement.

"There is no set timetable for these projects. We'll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in."

The creators of the flagship show, which kicks off its seventh season on July 16, will still concentrate on the original show and be executive producers of the new shows. 

"[Creators] Dan Weiss and David Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season," HBO's statement said.

"We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached, along with George R. R. Martin, as executive producers on all projects. We will support them as they take a much deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete."

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The four writers are Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Brian Helgeland (Legend, A Knight's Tale) and Carly Wray (The Leftovers). Martin himself will pitch in as a writer and producer of the series.