Will there be a spin off to Game of Thrones?
As for the already announced Naomi Watts-led prequel to GoT, Bloys had some blunt news and some wait-and-see words for fans. Promising there would be no crossovers of any sort with the mothershow, the exec also wouldn’t give a launch date for the spinoff if the SJ Clarkson-helmed pilot were picked up to series.
It is anticipated that HBO wants to give some breathing room between the final season of Game of Thrones and any spinoffs hitting the small screen. Late 2020 has been bandied about as a possible launch date but never nailed down – and it won’t be today.
“All I’m telling you now is that we are shooting the pilot in early summer, so I would not even hazard a guess as to when it would end up on air,” Bloys said of the pilot co-scripted by Martin and Jane Goldman, set thousands of years before the cutthroat events and scheming of the Westeros and Essos of GoT.