After the completion of Game of Thrones in 2019 amid a highly criticized final season, it was revealed that the universe of Game of Thrones will continue in the guise of House of the Dragon, a prequel series set 200 years before the main show’s events. The program, which is based on Martin’s work Fire & Blood, will follow the events of the Targaryen civil war, and a trailer for the show has already hinted at tension amongst the show’s many important characters.
HBO has kept no secret regarding its desire for further Game of Thrones spin-offs. However, according to one executive, the concepts for these shows must be intriguing and unique in order to be produced. Kara Buckley, HBO’s Vice President of Original Programming, gives an update on whether further Game of Thrones spinoffs will follow House of the Dragon.
No other GoT spinoffs will follow House of the Dragon until the content is ‘creatively’ engaging
Kara Buckley, HBO’s VP of Original Programming, spoke at the ATX Television Festival this week. Buckley’s perspective for the future was heard during a panel titled “Futurescape: A Look at What’s Ahead in TV,” that SlashFilm attended. Following the merger, Warner Bros. discovery is in a period of transition. However, one thing is certain. The new management wants more of the popular franchises and appears to be solely focused on cutting costs wherever possible. However, no such cutting is taking place in the vicinity of Game of Thrones. Nonetheless, the CEO argues that it all simply comes down to whether the content is engaging. They can’t just paste the series title on something that won’t appeal to viewers.
“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.”
Game of Thrones was a worldwide sensation, and it seemed evident after the show’s end that HBO would rush to produce further episodes centered in Martin’s universe. However, it appears like HBO is reducing its attention towards future Game of Thrones spinoffs in recent years, aiming to guarantee that everything that receives the green light has been properly produced. After all, Game of Thrones ended on a bad note for many viewers with its final season, something HBO is clearly not eager to revisit with House of the Dragon or any future spinoffs.
Source – Slash Film