Sport of Thrones is about take its last bow in 2019, and in response to HBO president Casey Bloys, that is the earliest followers will see something from the universe on tv. Whereas it is true that the community at present has 5 potential spinoff reveals ready within the wings, Bloys acknowledged the earliest any of them will likely be seen is a yr after GoT‘s conclusion. Bloys indicated HBO is intent on taking its time with the spinoff, and whereas it might appear to be its being achieved to torture followers, it is really out of respect for the unique sequence:
Ought to we go ahead and make a pilot and [then] a sequence, nothing would air on HBO till at the very least a yr after Sport of Thrones ends. We wish the ultimate season of Sport of Thrones, being the particular occasion that it’s [to stand on its own]. We do not wish to use it to launch [a new series]. We wish some separation there.
A yr of separation between Sport of Thrones and its spinoff seems like a sensible transfer business-wise, because the sequence’ viewing statistics from final season point out HBO could have no hassle getting viewers within the final season. It is also a extremely anticipated occasion with excessive expectations, so followers will in all probability want a while to course of its contents.
The community is perhaps attempting to spacing it out, in order that the brand new sequence will not be judged in opposition to the success or failures of its predecessor. Moreover, HBO is within the enterprise of attempting to get its subscribers to proceed so long as potential, so making Sport of Thrones followers wait at the very least for a brand new sequence is an effective approach of protecting them on the road.
It additionally is perhaps inconceivable to air the spinoff alongside Sport of Thrones at this level anyway, as Casey Bloys feedback to TVLine point out HBO hasn’t pegged down an official concept for the long run sequence. With Sport of Thrones at present in manufacturing on its last season and no information on HBO capturing a pilot for any of the spinoffs, it might be a tall order to have a sequence the standard of GoT prepared by 2019. With that stated, one would think about HBO must decide on which spinoff concept to pursue earlier than the top of 2018, if the community had been to air one thing by 2020. However once more, that is all hypothesis at this level.
One should not count on HBO to push the deadline for any spinoff associated to Sport of Thrones, because the community was more than willing to present the unique sequence on a regular basis it wants for its conclusion. Whether or not or not the community will grant the identical timetable for a by-product stays to be seen, however one would think about HBO is inquisitive about protecting the franchise’s report of robust high quality alive, even on the danger of pissing off followers with lengthy delays. In the end, followers ought to simply hope the wait is not too lengthy, or higher but, that this future spinoff definitely worth the wait.
Sport of Thrones returns to HBO in 2019. For some new tv to look at within the meantime, head over to our midseason premiere guide.