Several fans were disappointed when #George RR Martin confirmed that he would not be able to publish "The Winds Of Winter" novel on time due to various reasons. Recent reports are now claiming that the veteran writer could possibly have his directorial debut in one of the five upcoming "Game of Thrones" spinoffs.

Is GRRM reportedly directing five ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs?

Confirming through his LiveJournal blog, Martin has confirmed that he would be working on the forthcoming follow-up sequels of the “Game of Thrones” TV series. The New Mexican author stated that he hired four writers to help him finish the scripts of the spinoffs and later hinted that another plot is currently in the works.

“We had four scripts in development when I arrived in L.A. last week, but by the time I left we had five,” George RR Martin has revealed of the up and coming “Game of Thrones” spinoffs. “We have added a fifth writer to the original four,” “The Winds of Winter” author added on.

While Martin did not reveal the name of the fifth writer, it has been previously confirmed that Carly Wray of “The Leftovers” and “Mad Men,” Max Borenstein of “Kong: Skull Island,” Brian Helgeland of the “Legend” and Jane Goldman of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” are already writing some of the scripts.

Because of this, fans cannot help but also speculate that “The Winds of Winter” author could be making his directorial debut in one of the “Game of Thrones” spinoffs.

StageCoach Foundation, ‘GoT’ spinoffs caused ‘The Winds of Winter’ delay?

To recall, George RR Martin recently established the StageCoach Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that aims to hone the production and filmmaking skills of young directors. The “A Song of Ice and Fire” author has divulged that he would be tapping for the help of some of his colleagues in Hollywood to guide all the newbies.

Additionally, the StageCoach Foundation is also aiming to uplift the economy of “The Winds of Winter” author’s hometown, which is in Sta. Fe, New Mexico.

Rumors have it that, since Martin is writing all the scripts for the five “Game of Thrones” spinoff, it could also be possible that he would direct all the spinoffs. This, also, could be another reason for the 68-year-old author to cancel the publication of the sixth “A Song of Ice and Fire” novel.

George RR Martin has yet to confirm or deny these rumors. Hence, avid followers of “The Winds of Winter” author should take things with a grain of salt until.