HBO Max Changes Have ‘Impacted’ Game of Thrones Spinoffs

By Jessica Lerner 

It seems nothing is safe amid the turmoil of Warner Bros. Discovery.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin posted on his blog that the company’s restructuring has led to some potential Game of Thrones spinoffs being shelved, though others remain in development.

“All the changes at HBO Max have impacted us, certainly,” he wrote.


The streamer has continued to pull content left and right, including high-end HBO dramas Westworld and The Nevers. However, the company also announced it’d be moving some of its canceled programs to third-party FAST services.

None of the spinoffs in development at HBO have been given the greenlight yet, with “some of those … moving faster than others, as is always the case with development,” according to Martin. However, he said, “We are hoping… maybe soon.”

Martin, though, doesn’t necessarily consider the shelved spinoffs dead: “You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf,” he said.

The author has not specified which potential Game of Thrones spinoffs will be impacted. Three animated spinoffs had been earmarked for HBO Max, as opposed to the HBO where Game of Thrones and the prequel House of the Dragon air. House of the Dragon, which consistently delivered scorching viewership numbers, has already been renewed for a second season.

Other Game of Thrones spinoffs in development include a Jon Snow-focused prequel with Kit Harington attached to return, 9 Voyages and Dunk and Egg.