George R.R. Martin Has An Idea For A Game Of Thrones Spinoff

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Now that it looks like HBO’s Game Of Thrones is about to start winding down to its final couple of seasons, talk has turned to any potential spinoffs that might be on the cards. Though HBO bosses insist that no plans are currently in place for a sister show, author George R.R. Martin has a pretty good idea of which stories should be told if it was ever to happen.

Here’s what Martin had to say when quizzed about a possible spinoff by EW:

“There are eight million stories in Westeros…and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told…if indeed HBO is interested.

The most natural follow-up would be an adaptation of my Dunk and Egg stories. Each of the novellas could easily be done as a two-hour stand-alone movie for television; that would probably be the ideal way to do them, rather than as an ongoing weekly series.”

The three Dunk and Egg novellas are set some 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and follow the adventures of a young Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Aegon Targaryen. The stories are quite a bit lighter than the Song Of Ice And Fire saga, but they would definitely make for an interesting TV spinoff.

Of course, even if that comes to pass it’ll be a long way off. For now, fans can make do with the sixth season of Game of Thrones, which premiers on April 24.