Leave it to George R.R. Martin to celebrate a big, bloody Emmy-winning night for HBO series “Game of Thrones” by hinting that the author maybe, possibly, perhaps has more up his sleeve when it comes to the wild world of Westeros and beyond.
Deadline reports that post-Oustsanding Drama Series win (second in a row!), the “GOT” team took to the press room backstage to talk about the past, present and future of the series. And, if Martin’s own words are to be believed, the writer certainly doesn’t seem opposed to penning some kind of prequel series to the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that launched the television hit.
“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to ‘Game of Thrones,’ so there’s a lot of material there and I’m writing more,” Martin said backstage.
But even a big dreamer — and big talker — like Martin has to rein it in sometimes, and he added, “At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that’s all speculation.”
The HBO hit still has two — likely shortened — seasons to get through before wrapping up its run, and co-showrunner D.B. Weiss indicated there’s still plenty there to look forward to, telling the press corps backstage that the upcoming season “will be bigger and it will be better, but it will also be worse but mostly better.”
As shared last night during one of their many moments of awards show giddiness, the “Game of Thrones” team is heading back to Northern Ireland this week to commence production on the next season of the show. The seventh season of the series is expected to hit the cable outlet sometime in late 2017.