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Game Of Thrones showrunners tease possibility of spin-off series
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Game Of Thrones showrunners tease possibility of spin-off series

The Game Of Thrones showrunners have talked up the possibility of a spin-off series from the show. 

Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss didn't go into much detail, but admitted that they are exploring the possibility. 

They said: "One of the great things about what George [RR Martin] did is he didn't just build a story… he built a world. [There's] so many characters and such a rich detailed history behind it that there are a lot of different ways you could go with it."

They continued: "We just haven't had time to really think through the details of it, because we're so focused on just getting the show made. This is such a 24-hour-a-day job. Once we start thinking about [any spin-off], we realise we have other things that are immediately pressing that we need to be thinking about!"

Game Of Thrones will return to screens next year, but the series is expected to miss its normal April premiere. 

Speaking about this, Benioff said: "We don't have an air date, but we are starting a bit later because at the end of this season winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot."

The show's sixth season, which has just finished its run on television, will be released on DVD on November 21st this year, a change from the previous routine which had seen the DVD coming out only a few weeks before the following season hit TV screens. 

To pre-order season six you can click on the button on the right-hand side of the page and you can check out the full Game Of Thrones back catalogue here. 

 

 

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