Sunday, April 14, 2024

HBO Dragon the Line? George R. R. Martin Says Some “Game of Thrones” Spinoffs Have Been Shelved, Plus He Doesn’t Check Email When Traveling


George R. R, Martin posted a fascinating blog this week.

Are we surprised that when he’s traveling he can’t get emails because he doesn’t use a laptop? Does he have a smart phone? Who knows? Does he know he can read emails on one? Doubtful. After all, he lives in Westeros in his mind.

Martin says he’s working on season 2 of “House of the Dragon” as well as “several of the other successor shows that we’re developing with HBO. ” He says that some ideas are moving faster than others, although none have been greenlit yet. He adds, “A couple have been shelved, but I would not agree that they are dead. You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf. All the changes at HBO Max have impacted us, certainly.”

And yes, he hasn’t forgotten about the very overdue “Winds of Winter,” which if we see it one day may overturn the whole ending of the TV “Game of Thrones.” But look, he wrote all those original books. I’m always amazed by that. So whatever comes in 2023, just be grateful!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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