Co-executive producer of Game of Thrones and author, George R.R. Martin, has five prequels in the works for a TV series. One of those prequels, The Long Night, is already casting actors for its on-screen debut on HBO. Recently, Martin is also looking to create a spinoff of Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones is a proven success for Martin and HBO. The show has taken over the world with fans waiting impatiently for its final and eighth season to premiere in April of next year. As the fight for the Throne is heating up, Martin wants to explore what the background characters are doing and how they are reacting to all of this. He says, “I wanted to do a show called Spear Carriers, which would actually be set during the events of Game of Thrones, but it wouldn’t be following Dany, Tyrion, and Jaime. They would all be there in the background like Hamlet, and it would be more like, ‘Here’s a story about a guy in the City Watch; here’s a story about a prostitute at one of Littlefinger’s brothels; here’s a story about a mummer who’s in town to do juggling and tricks.’ And they all get caught up in the events. I think that kind of show would be a lot of fun to do. Maybe I’ll be able to convince them to do it!”
He gets this idea from another popular story concept that actually works. “I haven’t been able to convince HBO that this is a good idea yet, but I would actually love to do something like that,” says Martin. “Have you ever seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead? Hamlet is going on in the background, but it’s all about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.”
Although we do not know if HBO will greenlight this idea, it would be curious to see how other people have been affected by the actions of the main characters in Game of Thrones. With Martin’s creativity, the drama could be a hit.