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HBO Programming President Rules Out The Possibility Of Game Of Thrones Sequel

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LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Report)–The programming president of HBO Casey Bloys has ruled out the possibility of there being any sequels to Game of Thrones in the near future, reported Deadline. The TV giant instead wants to focus on exploring uncharted corners of George RR Martin’s expansive universe.

This leaves fans hoping for an Arya Stark spin-off in the coming months. Casey recently said that he wants Game of Thrones to stand on its own, as a work of art. “I wanted to get through the final season and let that stand as a cultural moment. We have the pilot starting in June and then we will decide whether to want to do another one or not,” he said.

Casey doesn’t want to ‘overdo it’ with more Game of Thrones. “I think it is a fantastic property but I don’t want to just be the home of prequels and sequels and all that stuff. I think you want to be really careful about how you do it,” he explained. “That’s why we’ve been working on the Jane pilot for a long time, because we want to do it right. I think the last thing fans would want is something that was rushed out.”

George had written in a recent blog post that he has multiple possible pilots in various stages of development with HBO. Bloys said he understands the desire for more stories featuring the characters that fans love – particularly Arya. “I understand where that comes from; I totally get it. But in terms of wanting to be careful and not overdoing or killing the goose that lays the golden egg, the show as it stands in eight seasons, I want to leave it as its own work of art,” he said. “I think it’s best to try the prequels in other areas of George’s massive universe — just feels like the right thing to do.”

Speaking about the ending of Game of Thrones, Casey added, “To tell you the truth, for a show this big and this sprawling and for a show that has this passionate a fan base, I don’t think there is any way that all fans would’ve been happy. I think based on online reaction, which you do have to take with a grain of salt, it does seem split — some people loved it, some hated it. But the point is, everybody is feeling really passionate about it.”

Casey Bloys has ruled out the possibility of there being any sequels to Game of Thrones in the near future, reported Deadline. The TV giant instead wants to focus on exploring uncharted corners of George RR Martin’s expansive universe.

This leaves fans hoping for an Arya Stark spin-off in the coming months. Casey recently said that he wants Game of Thrones to stand on its own, as a work of art. “I wanted to get through the final season and let that stand as a cultural moment. We have the pilot starting in June and then we will decide whether to want to do another one or not,” he said.

Casey doesn’t want to ‘overdo it’ with more Game of Thrones. “I think it is a fantastic property but I don’t want to just be the home of prequels and sequels and all that stuff. I think you want to be really careful about how you do it,” he explained. “That’s why we’ve been working on the Jane pilot for a long time, because we want to do it right. I think the last thing fans would want is something that was rushed out.”

George had written in a recent blog post that he has multiple possible pilots in various stages of development with HBO. Bloys said he understands the desire for more stories featuring the characters that fans love – particularly Arya. “I understand where that comes from; I totally get it. But in terms of wanting to be careful and not overdoing or killing the goose that lays the golden egg, the show as it stands in eight seasons, I want to leave it as its own work of art,” he said. “I think it’s best to try the prequels in other areas of George’s massive universe — just feels like the right thing to do.”

Speaking about the ending of Game of Thrones, Casey added, “To tell you the truth, for a show this big and this sprawling and for a show that has this passionate a fan base, I don’t think there is any way that all fans would’ve been happy. I think based on online reaction, which you do have to take with a grain of salt, it does seem split — some people loved it, some hated it. But the point is, everybody is feeling really passionate about it.”

SOURCE: THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE