When HBO announced it was looking into four potential spinoff series for Game of Thrones, questions swirled about what the network would focus on.
Casey Bloys, president of programming for the network, has cleared up a few minor details about the spinoff, confirming HBO was only going to order one spinoff series, despite four to five possibilites being tossed around.
“The idea is not to do four shows,” Bloys told Entertainment Weekly. “The bar set by [Benioff and Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it.”
Bloys wouldn’t provide any additional details on what the spinoff series will focus on. Although HBO has said it will be based on one of author George R.R. Martin’s other stories about the world of Westeros, Martin previously confirmed that it won’t be centered on Dunk & Egg or Robert’s Rebellion.
“...George has created an entire universe,” Bloys said. “The fact that there’s enough material to even contemplate making different prequels is crazy when you think about it. George has all these histories he’s thought about and that’s one reason why the books are so good.”
Bloys also confirmed that the main concern at the network right now was ensuring Game of Thrones got the proper send off it deserved. With the eighth and final season possibly not airing until 2019, that means it will be years before the Game of Thrones spinoff will even make its debut.
Game of Thrones’ seventh season premieres on July 16.