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Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin suggests possible spinoffs

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Let's go back 90 years

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced last week that they had plans to end the series after the eighth season, and while HBO currently doesn't have any plans for a spinoff, author George R.R. Martin offered his take on where they could pull material from.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Martin said the most obvious choice would be for the network to adapt his Dunk & Egg novellas as stand-alone movies made for television. The Dunk & Egg series follows Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, who eventually becomes King Aegon V Targaryen of Westeros. The novellas take place in the same world as A Song of Fire and Ice, but about 90 years before the events of the first novel.

Martin said that he thought the Hedge Knight series would be a perfect followup to the adaptation of A Song of Fire and Ice because of its lighthearted tone and more action oriented.

The author added that while no conversations are currently taking place between he and the network about future adaptations, HBO has expressed interest. Still, there are two more years before Game of Thrones is off the air, so there's time for talks to start taking place.

Game of Thrones' sixth season, which will finally answer whether a certain character is dead or not, returns to HBO on April 24 at 9 p.m. ET.