It has been months since the latest season of the highly acclaimed series Game of Thrones ended and the hype still hasn’t exactly died down yet. With just one more season left in the series, HBO and George R. R. Martin have revealed that there are more in store for the fans.

The final season of “Game of Thrones” is expected to release next year, but it may even be postponed to 2019. However, that isn’t the end of the series as it has been revealed that a number of spin-off series are already in the works.

Earlier this year, Martin revealed on his blog site that he was working on five “Game of Thrones” spin-off series, which he insisted are actually successor shows.

Shortly after that, HBO clarified that though these plans were indeed in the works, they could not confirm yet if they’ll be releasing all or just one of the planned successor shows.

New details for ‘Game of Thrones’ successor shows

Just recently, the Chairman and Chief Executive of HBO, Richard Plepler, revealed new details on these new projects. Plepler said that he got his hands on some of the scripts for the five shows in progress and have started reading them.

He assured fans that it’s going to be something as good as the first series because he’s already excited about it. The HBO CEO further pointed out that the successor shows are possible because of the handful of fantastic writers, most of whom are well oriented with the immersive realm of “Game of Thrones.”

With a world as embarrassingly rich as Westeros and its neighboring countries, there’s certainly a lot of stories out there waiting to be told.

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In addition, given Martin’s track record of delivering a fresh story, the new spin-offs are clearly in good hands.

Possible plots for the successor shows

This is the first official information released since Martin’s announcement that the spin-offs will not be tackling Robert’s Rebellion since it’s already being covered by the original adapted series. Aside from ruling out the infamous rebellion that started the war and ended the Targaryens’ reign, the author revealed that the concepts under discussion for the successor shows are prequels and they might just be set outside Westeros.

Unfortunately, showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss will not be working on any of the spin-off projects. Last month, it was announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ writer Bryan Cogman was already working on the fifth successor show.