Game of Thrones’ Controversial Co-Creators Seemingly Won’t Be a Part of the Spin-Offs

zaib055April 10, 2022

Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss won’t have anything to do with the upcoming spin-offs.

During an interview with Entertainment WeeklyWeiss confirmed that they won’t be heading back to Westeros for any of the Game Of Thrones spin-off shows.

“We never saw more Game of Thrones shows [as] something that made sense for us to be involved with, given where we were just as people at the time we were done with the original,” he explained.

HBO is clearly hoping to continue the success of Game of Thrones with its upcoming prequels and spin-offs, starting with House of the Dragon later this year. The series is based on writer George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, charting the history of the Targaryen empire.

Although a previous attempt at a prequel, starring Naomi Watts, was ultimately canceled.

“All in, we were 11 years, probably, doing that show,” explained Weiss. “When I say 11 years, it was full-on, all in, all day, every day for 11 years. It was the best decade of our lives. It still kind of feels a bit like a dream, but we got to a place where it was pretty clear to us that we had reached the end of what made sense for us to be involved with in that world that we lived. It just felt like, for us, it was time to move on and get excited and terrified about building something else — building lots of something elses.”

Although Game of Thrones was a huge hit, it wasn’t without detractors… especially when it comes to the show’s finale. Leaving plenty of unanswered questionsthe final episode left a lot of disappointed fans.

Benioff and Weiss’ post-Game of Thrones career has also been a bit start-stop following the critically-mixed series finale. The duo were tapped to create a series of Star Wars films for Disney, but exited the project in 2019 to focus on other .

The pair were also on board with a new HBO series, Confederate which imagined an alternate timeline where the outh won the Civil War. This series was also canceled amid criticism over the topic, and HBO president Casey Bloys called the idea “misguided.”

Nevertheless the pair have a lucrative overall deal with Netflix to produce content for the streaming giant. The pair already produced the academia drama The Chair and are set to adapt the critically-acclaimed sci-fi novel The Three Body Problem alongside Rian Johnson.

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