Fans who were hoping for some sort of spin-off to HBO’s hit series ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be disappointed and to make matters worse the series could be coming to an end a lot sooner than most will have hoped.
Although HBO programming president Mike Lombardo spoke about there being lots of potential for a prequel series to the hit show. Showrunner Dan Weiss denied that revisiting the world of ‘Game of Thrones’ was on their minds at all.
“I know that Mike made off-the-cuff comments to that effect,” said Weiss (via Variety).
“When we sat down with him and told him, ‘This is what we see, this is how many hours of viable story we have left to tell the story we set out to tell’, there wasn’t a second of pushback on that.
“They were concerned with making the best show they can, because they know that’s the show that’s going to stick around for the longest.”
Weiss added: “At a certain point, especially if it’s a serialised story, it falls apart and loses its heat and its momentum because there’s a carrying capacity even a world the size of ours has.
“When you reach that carrying capacity and you try to push it further, people start to wonder when this is going to be over and hope that it will be over soon so they can move onto the next thing. That’s not what we ever wanted.”
Season six of ‘Game of Thrones’ will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic at 2am on April 25, at the same time as it airs in the US, and will be repeated at 9pm the same day.