George RR Martin reveals the changes in HBO Max “shelved” GOT spin-offs!
George RR Martin who is the brain behind popular shows Games of Thrones (GOT) and House of the Dragon ( HOTD) recently revealed that the ongoing changes at HBO Max had impacted some of his projects. In his blog post, he said that some of the shows he had planned have been “shelved” due to the change brought by HBO’s parent company Warner Media merging with Discovery in April. Since the merger, they have been facing cost cuts resulting in show cancellations.
George started the blog post with, “I did take a few days off for the holidays, I confess. Shame on me, I guess. But now I am back in the salt mine, working… working on so many bloody things, my head may soon explode.” He then talked about the updates on season 2 of House of The Dragon and The Winds of Winter novel by saying, “Yes, WINDS OF WINTER, yes, yes. And HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, season two. And several of the other successor shows that we’re developing with HBO.”
Then, George mentioned the issues the merger brought. “Some of those are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development. None have been greenlit yet, though we are hoping… maybe soon. 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,” Martin wrote in his blog.
George did not mention the particular spin-off series that have been shelved but so far at least six projects were talked to be under development. Shows like 10,000 Ships, a Jon Snow spin-off, Tales of Dunk and Egg, among others are also included in this list.