- While the original series has ended, Game of Thrones is preparing for spinoffs
- A prequel series is confirmed, along with at least three others
- Check out the odds for when the prequel series airs, if Jon Snow and Arya Stark will get their own series, and when the Night King will show up
For better or for worse, Game of Thrones is over. Whether you were enamored or annoyed by the series finale, HBO is moving on.
And that means it’s spinoff time.
Vox recently reported three of the five reported spinoffs are in development, but only one is at the pilot stage. Vox also called all of them prequel projects, but that remains to be seen.
But we’ll start with Bloodmoon, the project closest to airing.
Odds the Game of Thrones Prequel Airs in 2020
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*All odds taken May 21, 2019
Things are ticking along with Bloodmoon, or The Long Night as George R.R. Martin calls it. Either way, the wheels are in motion.
The series will star Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse and reportedly start filming this spring. When discussing the series, both PopCulture and Digital Spy say that if the pilot is well-received by HBO, the full series should air in 2020.
The only thing that gives us pause is this quote from HBO’s Casey Bloys:
I don’t want to use it to launch something else, I want it to stand as the finale of the greatest TV show of all time, I don’t want to do anything that infringes on that.
Regardless, there’s a lot of momentum built. We like the the 2020 date.
The Pick: Yes (+220)
Odds the Night King Is Featured in the First Episode
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The first prequel/spinoff series is set to extensively feature the White Walkers. And what better way to showcase Game of Thrones’ baddies than with their leader, the Night King.
Now, what we know about the series is very limited. But we do have this synopsis.
…from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.
Not only will the show deal with the original Long Night, but it’s dealing with the Age of Heroes. According to GOT lore, that’s a 4,000 year span.
With a franchise known for twists, we’ll expect a couple from this new series, including the fact they won’t give it away in Episode 1.
We’ll likely meet the man who becomes the Night King, but only in human form. Not in his icy glory.
The Pick: No (+200)
Odds HBO Airs Arya Stark Spinoff Series by 2021
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Arya Stark may have been fifth or sixth in the pecking order when Season 8 began.
Now? She’s battling Sansa for MVP of the series.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 5, 2019
There’s a lot of love for Arya and her sea-faring ways as well. After all, she’s exploring parts of the Games of Thrones’ world that many have never seen.
On Twitter, there’s plenty of fan support for more adventures with our favorite Girl.
— PJ.Caz (@PJC_Raiders) May 20, 2019
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like things are trending that way right now.
#GameofThrones spin-off update
• First prequel pilot shoots in June
• Two other GoT prequels are still in development
• No Arya Stark spin-off series or any sequels to the current series
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) May 21, 2019
Given the complexity of getting a project like this, getting green-lit and shot before 2021, and Maisie Williams’ longing for a normal life, it will be delayed.
If it happens.
The Pick: No (-200)
Odds HBO Airs Jon Snow Spinoff Series by 2021
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This is another one where things are looking bleak for the presumed King of the True North.
Tormund and Ghost welcoming Jon Snow to beyond north of the Wall pic.twitter.com/gProQkWnbb
— Mo Skaggs, Mo Problems (@MaureenSkaggs) May 21, 2019
After the mishandling of his character and lineage in Season 8, people want Jon to get back in the saddle. The fact that he’s back alongside Tormund and Ghost makes the prospect of this even more must-watch.
A spin-off show with Tormund and Jon Snow would be great… think about it #GameofThrones
— Bullet (@YoungMony12) May 20, 2019
The same issues surround this spinoff that face a potential Arya Stark series.
People would want to see Kit Harrington in the role, and he’s on record saying that 10 years is a long time to play one part. With his star rising, he’ll likely be tapped for other projects that will test his skills.
HBO also prides themselves on variety, and wouldn’t want too many Game of Thrones projects airing at the same time.
We’re saying no here too.
The Pick: No (-200)
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