Game of Thrones: HBO exec shoots down speculation of a 'West of Westeros' sequel

Game of Thrones: HBO exec shoots down speculation of a 'West of Westeros' sequel

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO 'Programming President' Casey Bloys has dismissed any possibility of a Game of Thrones sequel series following Arya's travels to the 'West of Westeros'.

Many fans were hoping to see Maisie Williams pick up the story of Arya as she sets sail to explore the uncharted oceans to the west. It was hoped that an announcement might follow once the spectre of spoilers was far enough behind, but Bloys has dashed our hopes.

"Nope, nope, nope. No." was Bloys pretty decisive response when asked about the potential. He went on to add "part of it is, I do want this show — this Game of Thrones, Dan and David's show — to be its own thing. I don't want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got."

There is currently one prequel series in active development with Jane Goldman acting as showrunner. That one has a pilot currently in production, and there have been talks and work to develop more series that sit before the story we've seen unfold. Unfortunately, going on Bloys comments we can assume that sequels - at least those that might feature existing characters - are very, very unlikely to happen.

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Based on the bestselling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones has revolutionised the fantasy genre for mainstream television. With new prequel series in the pipeline, the show bows out in 2019 with a spectacular six-part finale. Check out our extensive coverage of the show with our Game of Thrones Revisited, covering every episode from seasons one to seven.

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