American author George R. R. Martin has finally revealed what the possible successor to the soon-to-be concluded Game of Thrones TV series will be.
In his Live Journal, Martin said the five potential spin-offs that are currently in development are all prequels to the widely popular show.
“What we’re talking about are new stories set in the ‘secondary universe’ (to borrow Tolkien's term) of Westeros and the world beyond, the world I created for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE,” he said.
“None of these new shows will be ‘spinning off’ from GOT in the traditional sense. Every one of the concepts under discussion is a prequel, rather than a sequel. Some may not even be set in Westeros.”
Martin clarified that he is doubtful that all five script orders will immediately translate into shows, although there’s a chance that they will eventually come out one after the other.
“I do think it's very unlikely that we'll be getting four (or five) series. At least not immediately. How many pilots will be filmed, and how many series might come out of that, remains to be seen,” he said.
Martin also shot down rumors about Robert’s Rebellion and Dunk and Egg being the spin-offs in development. He did say that he was not closed to this possibility in the future.
Game of Thrones is set to return for its 7th season on July 16, where Westeros’ four major factions, represented by Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and the Night King, will battle for the Iron Throne in a clash of epic proportions.