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HBO confirms ‘multiple’ Game of Thrones spin-offs

Scripted-logo-460_2Game of ThronesHBO has confirmed it will return to Westeros after Game of Thrones ends.

The US premium cable channel has confirmed it is working on “multiple” Game of Thrones spin-offs with the ultra-popular drama’s creator, George R.R. Martin, with four thought to be in the works.

Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass) and Carly Wray (Mad Men) will work with Martin on the shows, though there is no timeframe set on any of the series.

LA Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland and Kong: Skull Island writer Max Borenstein are also signed up, while Game of Thrones showrunners and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be executive producers.

The shows will “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe”.

“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,” a HBO spokesman said a statement issued to numerous news outlets.

HBO will not go into production on new Game of Thrones series until the original, which is headed for its seventh season this year, ends after its eighth run.

The show is based on Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire. It follows warring factions vying for control of a giant continent, which is also threatened by an ancient threat from the north.