Game of Thrones has the possibility of doing a prequel as hinted by George R.R. Martin. With the show down to its two shorter final seasons, the world of Westeros could go the other way in that it would tell the story of how the seven kingdoms came to be.
At the 2016 Emmy after awards interview, George told reporters that he has thousands of pages of fake history that led up to Game of Thrones. He said he has a wealth of material and he is still writing more.
Martin?s appendices could provide Game of Thrones prequels or spinoffs, much like what JK Rowling did with the Harry Potter series, which led to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Unfortunately, Martin said that it is not the priority right now. He knows what his voracious fan base actually wants is for him to finish writing The Winds of Winter instead.
?At the moment, we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish, so that?s all speculation,? he said.
Game of Thrones breaks Emmy records
Game of Thrones won 12 awards, and has broken the Emmy record of most wins for one show with 38 awards in total now, since their first win in 2011. They have bested Frasier?s 37 Emmys, who used to hold the record for most Emmys won.
Writer D.B. Weiss hinted that the next season will be ?bigger, and it will be better, and it will also be worse. But mostly better.?
Among the awards they received are Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, both for the second time in a row.
David Benioff shared that the biggest sequence they have shot this season was the Battle of the Bastards where they used the most number of extras, crew members, visual effects, and stunts.
Regarding the Winds of Winter release date, Martin?s publisher, Random House stated that the release of the book will be announced to the public as soon as publication process takes place. For now, they debunked all rumors of a March 2017 release as mentioned by Amazon?s French page.