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Despite Negative Reception to House of the Dragon, HBO Working on Multiple GoT Spinoffs

Game of Thrones (GoT) which is based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is still in demand. With the merging of Warner Bros. Discovery, the new leadership will focus more on the popular franchises while maintaining the trimming budgets wherever required.

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With the popularity, HBO still seeks more Game of Thrones (GoT) spin-offs. Though, this can only work if the ideas for these shows are exciting and creative that can connect with viewers then only will it make it to production.

The Spin-offs Of GoT Are ‘Tricky’

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GoT Spin-offs will possible if the ideas are exciting and creative

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HBO’s VP of Original Programming, Kara Buckley, spoke at ATX Television Festival this week. While joining the panel titled “Futurescape: A Look at What’s Ahead in TV,” Buckley explained when a question was asked about bringing more GoT related content to HBO. She explained that finding the right spinoffs while the series is still in demand is “tricky.” 

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“We developed a lot of ideas, we were still developing a lot of ideas, and I think we’re really excited about the one that will air later this summer. But, we don’t feel the need to make another one unless it feels really creatively exciting to us. That’s my job, at least. And the team that I’m on, that’s what we’re told to focus on.”

Is HBO’s House Of The Dragon Different From GoT

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The Prequel Series of Game of Thrones (GoT)

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The spin-off Buckley is referencing is The House of The Dragon which is a prequel series exploring the Targaryan family lineage roughly 200 years before “Game of Thrones.”

Star Matt Smith in an interview with Comicbook shared how House of the Dragon would be different from what came before on HBO.

“I think it’s really different to the original series, to be honest with you,” Smith stated. “I mean it has to be. The original series was its own thing and it was, it was so brilliant and, and sort of left a mark in a way that it would be impossible to repeat. So, I don’t know. The truth is I haven’t seen any so it’s difficult for me. Essentially it’s in the same world, it has to take on a slightly different identity. But who knows? I have no idea.”

Written by Priya Sharma