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Game of Thrones – HBO boss says no news on other spin-offs – SEENIT

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As excitement and anticipation grows for the arrival of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, HBO boss Casey Bloys this week announced potentially disappointing news for fans: None of the other spin- offs and projects that have been the subject of rumors over the past few months are still beyond the initial development stage, which means it will likely be some time before any of them reach our screens. .

What we know about the House of the Dragon

Based on “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin, House of the Dragon takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

The cast members include Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans. Filming for the series is still ongoing, with locations confirmed such as Cornwall and Spain.

It has already been confirmed that the show will arrive on Sky – which introduced the original Game of Thrones to audiences in the UK and Ireland – when it debuts next year.

The show will also be available on Now (formerly Now TV), the Sky-owned streaming service that is available on various smart TVs and streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku and, most recently, Amazon’s Fire TV line. .

Games of Thrones – A Recap

While the franchise gained a reputation as an iconic HBO and Sky television series, it of course began with the epic fantasy novel series “Song of Ice and Fire” by George RR Martin.

The first volume in the series, which was actually titled “Game of Thrones”, was released in 1996 with the fifth and final volume (A Dance with Dragons) completed in 2011. Interestingly, Martin is currently writing The Winds of Water. , while a seventh novel (A Dream of Spring) is in preparation.

The first season of the television series premiered in the United States on April 17, 2011, shortly before the release of the fifth volume by Martin.

It aired 73 episodes over eight seasons before ending on May 19, 2019, bringing Martin’s lyrics to life and propelling the worlds of Westeros and Essos into mainstream audiences.

The series has attracted record viewers in several markets – here in the UK, it broke several ratings records for Sky and helped generate subscriptions to the broadcaster’s streaming service, including anecdotally from households that already had access to most of Sky’s channels through other pay TV providers, but not, most importantly, Sky Atlantic which served as the show’s UK and Ireland home.

Unsurprisingly given its popularity, the franchise has inspired a wide range of officially licensed products.

In addition to the usual range of soundtrack albums, mugs, posters, related magazines, framed prints, glasses and glasses, t-shirts, hoodies, caps, stamps , action figures and various mobile, PC and board games, the show is more mature the tone also lent itself to products aimed at older fans, including an official slot game, a review of which can be found at bestcasino.org.uk, as well as a collection of limited edition whiskey produced by beverage giant Diageo, and an official beer and wine link. And while the show is now over, the merchandising continues – an official studio tour is set to open this year in time for the show’s tenth anniversary.

Collectively, the show and its merchandise is estimated to have grossed at least $ 4.4 billion to date, making it likely the studio will want to keep the franchise going for as long as possible despite the current lack of news on other projects. .