“The No. 1 priority in all of this is the last final season of Game of Thrones. I usually don’t want to do anything with a spinoff or anything that detracts or distracts from that,” Bloys told reporters including The Hollywood Reporter .
In May, it was first officially reported that HBO was developing four spinoff series. Along with four different writers working up their own ideas. In July, Bloys usually stated that though the network had likely four series in development. That didn’t necessarily mean all of the four would end up making it to the screen. He also stressed that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will also not be involved in the new spinoffs. Benioff and Weiss have since announced a all new project at HBO officially called Confederate. A controversial historical drama that imagining an America in which slavery was actually never abolished.
A ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoff Wouldn’t Air Until “At Least a Year” After Final
Bloys also said a Game of Thrones spinoff series would likely not air until at least a year after the final season ends. And also said that no characters from the current show would appear. He also reiterated that, in spite of George Martin’s prior claim that a fifth spinoff show was in development, but there are actually in fact only four. The executive also stressed that though four shows are in development. HBO will be very “lucky” if even one of them is good enough in order to make it to air. The shows are likely expected to be set before the events of Game of Thrones.
In other comments usually made at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. Bloys said that the scripts are completed for the final season of Game of Thrones. Which will officially run only for six episodes (though again the runtime for at least some of the episodes will be usually little longer than the normal one hour). He also said that owing to the official logistics of shooting the larger-than-usual final six episodes. The current network is not yet ready to fix a premiere date for season 8.