Jaime and Cerseis teen romance? The bawdy truth about Young Bronn? The possibilities for expanding the Westeros universe are glorious and endless
Game of Thrones will definitely end with its eighth season in 2018 but worry not, because splinter is coming. HBO have announced audacious plans to extend their flagship franchise, commissioning four different writers to develop spin-off projects that will explore different time periods of George RR Martins vast and rich universe. In other words, theyre going to throw lots of ideas at the Wall to see what sticks. Here are some suggestions to ensure these continuations are more Frasier than Fear the Walking Dead.
Keeping Up with the Lannisters
George RR Martin hasnt actually finished writing The Winds of Winter, the long-gestating sixth book in the A Song of Fire and Ice saga that Game of Thrones is based on. But cut him some slack. Over two decades, five hefty tomes and various short stories, the fantasy titan has sketched out a plausible, broad-strokes history of Westeros, from the First Men invading and colonising the continent many millennia ago to the dread Long Winter that necessitated the raising of the Wall a mere 7,000 years or so later. Theres no need to go back that far to find a promising setting for a juicy spin-off, though: who wouldnt want to watch the formative years of suspiciously close twins Cersei and Jaime, honing their statecraft and swordplay on the family seat of Casterly Rock while their tetchy dad Tywin struggles with being a single dad. Imagine the OC with added OMG.
Our Fiend in the North
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