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Kong: Skull Island, Kingsman and Legend writers brought in to work on Game Of Thrones spin-offs
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Kong: Skull Island, Kingsman and Legend writers brought in to work on Game Of Thrones spin-offs

Four writers have been hired to develop Game Of Thrones spin-offs. 

The network’s programming president Casey Bloys, who confirmed in late 2016 that talks have begun with George R R Martin over ways to extend the series, has now brought in four writers to work on ideas to continue the series. 

The writers are Kong: Skull Island's Max Borenstein, Kingsman: The Secret Service's Jane Goldman, Legend's Brian Helgeland and Mad Men writer Carly Wray. Wray and Goldman will work directly with creator George R.R. Martin, while current showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff remain attached as executive producers. 

Game Of Thrones will return for a seventh season in July. It will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic on July 16th in simulcast with the US and then repeated on the evening of Monday July 17th. 

Unlike previous seasons the seventh and penultimate season of the show will feature just seven episodes, though it remains to be seen if each episode is an hour in length or longer. 

Among the new cast members for the upcoming season are Jim Broadbent and Tom Hopper. Hopper will play Dickon Tarly, while Broadbent's role has yet to be confirmed. 

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