HBO has a host of marquee projects coming down the pike, from the Reese Witherspoon-Nicole Kidman starrer Big Little Lies to the Amy Adams murder mystery Sharp Objects to comedies starring Pete Holmes and Bill Hader to the long-awaited Bernie Madoff movie The Wizard of Lies.

But HBO also has a handful of hot prospects that have yet to completely land. During the cablers portion of the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, original programming president Casey Bloys gamely fielded questions seeking updates on where things stand for a handful of buzzed-about projects.

Game of Thrones spinoff

Theres no certainty yet that a series related to the juggernaut fantasy drama will come to fruition, but Bloys notes that author George R.R. Martin, creator of the Thrones universe, has plenty of source material at the ready in terms of prequels and other story threads explored in the book series.