The first of five proposed Game of Thrones spinoffs has a script, but its contents are still a mystery. After seven years of global pop culture dominance, HBO's biggest series ever will be coming to a close next season. With shooting starting soon, the final season of Game of Thrones is expected to arrive late next year. And though it's unsurprisingly being billed as both monumental and the most expensive season yet, it will only be comprised of 6 episodes.
Luckily, fans don't have to worry about their annual Game of Thrones fix being cut off anytime soon. Earlier this year, word broke that HBO had pulled together writers to craft 4 possible spinoff shows. Since that time, the main show's master of mythology, Bryan Cogman, has been reported to be working on a fifth series. As of now, the only timetable we have is that whichever spinoff makes the cut won't arrive until after season 8. But while the debut of a spinoff may be awhile off, at least one of the scripts is now complete.
Hello Magazine (via Watchers on the Wall) recently spoke with Jonathan Ross, whose wife Jane Goldman is working on one of the proposed Game of Thrones spinoffs. Naturally, he couldn't reveal anything concrete. Still, he was able to excitedly confirm that Goldman has finished her script.
So far, there's no word on what any of these shows will be about. And while theories are running rampant online, the producers of Game of Thrones have said the eventual spinoff will be familiar to fans of the original show. Given that we don't know which writer is working on which story, it's also hard to tell what idea will make the final cut. Still, Goldman has quite a good chance.
Though she's not connected with the show like Cogman, Goldman has a ton of experience writing genre fare. Alongside Matthew Vaughn, she's worked on Kick-Ass, both X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle along with its predecessor. She's not only a pro at adapting source material, but she's shown a knack for blending action and comedy. The latter trait is especially promising as Game of Thrones often lacks humanizing moments of humor.
While there's been no official word from HBO, George R.R. Martin recently revealed that a spinoff could arrive as early as 2019. This isn't too surprising considering work is already underway on scripts. Not to mention, it means HBO wouldn't have a year without Game of Thrones content. With the final season of the main show on the horizon and at least one spinoff script complete, it likely won't be much longer until we know what the future of Game of Thrones will look like.