George RR Martin gives update on ‘Shelved’ Game of Thrones spin-offs

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has confirmed that some of the massive fantasy drama’s spin-offs have been “shelved” for the time being.

Martin stated that the changes at Warner Bros. and HBO have influenced Game of Thrones franchise, leading to production changes. He also notes that shelved does not necessarily mean cancelled.

“Some of them are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development,” Martin wrote on his blog (via Variety). “None have gone green yet, although we’re hoping…maybe soon. A couple have been shelved, but I don’t agree they’re dead. You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf. All the changes at HBO Max have definitely affected us.”

Although the author did not specify which projects have been shelved, currently planned spin-offs include the untitled Jon Snow sequel series, the Corlys Velaryon-focused series titled The sea serpentPrincess Nymeria-led Ten thousand shipsand The tales of Dunk and Egg.

Game of Thrones is far from the only franchise influenced by Warner Bros. merger, as the DC Universe and Wizarding World have also been subject to changes in recent months.

The latest spin-off was based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood. With the title House of the Dragon, it tells the story of the rise and fall of the Targaryens, the only family of dragon lords to survive the fall of Valyria. It takes place 300 years before the events of the award-winning serial adaptation of Play off Throneswhich aired its last episode in 2019.

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