George R.R. Martin does not want HBO's games of thrones to end. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter from last season's NYC premiere, Martin said he would have wanted the show to run longer. But while the main show ends, there can be a prequel series one day, and of course he continues to write new books.
"I don't think it should be last season. But here we are," Martin said. "It looks to me, we just started last week. Has it been longer than that? The time has come in a blur, but it's exciting. I know it's an end, but it's not much end for I still deeply wrote the books. We saw five other successive exhibitions in development. I think I'll hang around Westeros while everyone else has left. (Laughs.) "
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"Five other successors show" is a reference to the game play spin-offs that HBO has in various stages of development. The first of these has not yet begun to shoot, even though the producers "become very close" to the beginning, Martin said. HBO is committed to filming a pilot episode for the show, but there is no guarantee that it will be downloaded for series. Either way, Martin said he was excited about the cast and crew for what he described as a "very different" show than the mainline Game of Thrones program.
"They have a great instructor and a fantastic cast. I've been following closely. I have my fingers crossed," he said. "It is different. It is certainly very different. It is set thousands of years in the past. You are looking at a completely different era of Westeros. No dragons, no Iron Throne, no King's Landing. It will be interesting. to see what the fans do. "
Jessica Jones director SJ Clarkson controls the show, which will star Naomi Watts. X-Men: First Class & # 39; Jane Goldman will serve as a showrunner.
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