September 19, 2016


George R.R. Martin on 'Game of Thrones' Prequel: 'That's All Speculation'

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After Game of Thrones picked up three wins at this year's Emmy Awards, creator George R.R. Martin hinted at what could possibly in the works for the show's future. With only two more seasons left, fans are looking at a prequel as an option. But Martin doesn't want to get your hopes up.

He stated backstage at the ceremony (via Deadline):

“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. At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that’s all speculation.”

Game of Thrones broke a record at the Emmys, with the wins for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series giving it a career total of 38 awards—one more than Frasier, the previous all-time record holder. Season 7 of GoT will arrive in summer 2017 instead of its usual April premiere, and the eighth season will be its last.

While a series prequel may not be in the works right now, Martin's comment remains an open book (no pun intended) of what can happen later in the franchise. In the meantime, his anticipated novel The Winds of Winter could arrive any day now (or, more likely, not).

Relive the Season 6 Game of Thrones finale with the Back of the Class podcast guys below: