The president of programming for HBO, Casey Bloys, has discussed the type of characters fans can expect in the Game of Thrones spinoff and when the main series will premiere.
Speaking at the TCA press tour, Bloys revealed that the final season of Game of Thrones will launch in the “first half” of 2019, putting the premiere date more in line with the release window of earlier seasons in the show’s history.
Bloys also revealed to Deadline at the TCA press tour some interesting details about the Game of Thrones spinoff series, which will be set thousands of years before the original show:
“There are very strong female characters but it’s an ensemble, there is men and women. Jane Goldman is a very good writer, we don’t want to limit her to writing female leads. There are a lot of very complicated leads in [the pilot].”
Bloys then went on to comment about how the show will be fresh and new but still feel like the original series that fans love so much: “It will feel very different because it’s 8,000 years before, it’s a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros. It will feel different but still Game of Thrones.”
Are you excited by what you’ve heard so far regarding the Game of Thrones spinoff? Once the main series has ended, it will be fascinating to learn more concrete details about what we can expect.