'Game of Thrones' author George RR Martin reveals the 8 new shows he has in development
Game of Thrones may have come to an explosive end on Sunday night, with Bran Stark being named King of the Six Kingdoms, but that certainly isn't for the world of Westeros as far as the author of the books, George RR Martin, is concerned.
Yes, the man who originated the story behind Game of Thrones, a series which, needless to say, ended up becoming a worldwide hit, has eight brand new shows in development -and some of them based on the world of Westeros.
On his blog, Not A Blog, Martin wrote a post, entitled 'An Ending', where he - you guessed it - talked about the end to the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
Take a look at the trailer for the Game of Thrones documentary The Last Watch (and see how emotional Kit Harington gets):
Martin used the entry to delve into the show's origins which were brought about by a meeting he had with the GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
He opened up about how he had in no way anticipated the series would go on to become "the most successful show in the history of HBO". Martin then went on to thank the entire cast and crew.
But when the 70-year-old author was done reflecting on the success of the show, he drew attention to the various opportunities for the future the show has presented him with.
"Last night was an ending, but it was also a beginning," Martin declares before assuring his fans, "I’m still here, and I’m still busy."
This is the moment Bran was named King of the Six Kingdoms:
"As a producer, I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel," he writes. "I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my own stories and books, some on material created by others."
"There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced," he adds. "I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan."
So, the talented writer and producer is working on a total of eight TV shows. That's no mean feat especially considering he's also working on the final two Game of Thrones books.
"I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING," he said, addressing the end of the book series.
"I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them."
Just keep writing, George, and we'll keep loving it!