George R.R. Martin drops massive clue about the new 'Game of Thrones' spinoff

Sep 17 | 36 sharesHenry Smith

Last month, Game of Thrones shocked and entertained us (in the way it always shocks and entertains us) for the last time in a while. Game of Thrones' eighth season is set to come out some time in 2019, and when it comes back, it'll only be for a shorted six-episode order.

Long story short, a lot of us are going to have to start looking for a way to fill the GoT-shaped void in our lives.

Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are working on a new show called Confederate which has drawn criticism for depicting a world wherein the South won the Civil War, but if that's not your speed, HBO has also confirmed spinoffs of Game of Thrones for us to enjoy.

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The thing is, we know little, if not next-to-nothing, about the these spinoffs, apart from the fact that they'll be loosely based upon Game of Thrones. One of those spinoffs, we now know, will be developed by Bryan Cogman, who also produced Game of Thrones, having a massive influence on the show's rise to the top of the pop culture food chain.

As we all know, Game of Thrones has been adapted from the book series A Song of Ice of Fire by George RR Martin, and the author dropped a huge hint as to the format of at least one of these spinoffs. On his blog entitled "Not A Blog", Martin let slip that this new Cogman-produced show will in fact be an adaptation. Rejoice!

"I can say that, like the other pilots, it will be a prequel rather than sequel, a successor rather than a spinoff. Bryan’s series will be an adaptation, and one that will thrill most fans of the books, I think, set during a very exciting period of Westerosi history. And I’ll be working with him every step of the way; we’re going to be co-creating the show."

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In the post, Martin said that Cogman should "need no introduction for any GAME OF THRONES fan". He also described Cogman as being the "Keeper of the Lore", saying he knows more about Westeros than everybody apart from maybe Martin himself, but stopped short of spilling any more info about the spinoffs.

"He's written more episodes of Game of Thrones than anyone but Dan & David [DB Weiss and David Benioff, Game of Thrones showrunners]... including some of our very best ones. If D&D have been the kings of Westeros for these past seven seasons, Bryan Cogman has surely been the Prince of Dragonstone. I'd love to tell you more about the series Bryan will be working on... but we haven't done that for the other four successor shows, so we shouldn't for this one either. All in good time."

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Well, isn't that something to get excited over? That stirring Game of Thrones theme song will play for the last time at some point two years from now, but it's reassuring to know that the show's spinoffs will be in good hands moving forward. I don't know about you, but I positively cannot wait.