A guide to every Game Of Thrones spinoff coming to HBO

Clockwise from bottom left: Steve Toussaint in House Of The Dragon (HBO), Kit Harington in Game Of Thrones (HBO), Targaryen ships in Game Of Thrones (HBO), and House Of The Dragon cast (HBO)

Clockwise from bottom left: Steve Toussaint in House of the Dragon (HBO), Kit Harington in Game of Thrones (HBO), Targaryen enters Game of Thrones (HBO), and House of the Dragon cast (HBO)
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Despite Game of ThronesWith a widely derided ending, HBO is determined to build author George RR Martin’s universe into a massive TV franchise. While House of the Dragon will be the first spin-off to premiere, it’s not the first HBO has commissioned: that honor belongs blood moona series set thousands of years before the beginning of Game of Thrones. The network cast Naomi Watts as the lead of the show, filmed a pilot that cost about $30 million, and then promptly wrecked the whole thing. blood moon was set during The Long Night, a period about which Martin has written very little, and the lack of source material was reportedly a big part of the decision to cancel the series: HBO couldn’t make the series work without anything to base it on.

The network’s executives could have — and probably should have — learned that lesson from seasons six through eight of… Game of Thrones and saved $30 million in the process. But they got there in the end, didn’t they? If there is an advantage to the blood moon debacle, it’s this: Martin is much more involved in House of the Dragon and the seven others Game of Thrones spin-off series currently in development. Hopefully that means he can prevent them from completely derailing. Here’s everything you need to know about all Game of Thrones spin-off series in development at HBO.

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