Sorry, But A Game of Thrones Spin-off About Arya Stark Isn't Happening

HBO has denied plans for a sequel
Sorry, But A Game of Thrones Spin-off About Arya Stark Isn't Happening
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  • Game of Thrones fans hoping for a sequel to series eight are going to be seriously disappointed, after HBO denied anything was in the works.
  • In the series finale, viewers saw Arya Stark sailing west of Westeros to do some exploring - which many thought was the perfect beginning for her own show.

While there is definitely a Game of Thrones prequel in the works, HBO have denied any plans for a sequel to series eight, starring Arya Stark.

Despite fans being left somewhat disappointed by the final conclusion on Monday, rumours of a spin off series following Arya's journey west of Westeros have started to do the rounds on social media.

"Not gonna lie, if they made a spinoff of Arya’s adventures I would sooo watch it. Call it 'West of Westeros'," one fan wrote, while another added, " I'm down with a #GameOfThrones spinoff series following the adventures of Arya. Serious."

A third commented, "Real talk, will we see an Arya spin off show of her exploring uncharted territories? #gameofthrones."

Sadly it's not to be, though, as a HBO boss has shut down any hopes of an Arya Stark solo show. Casey Bloys, HBO programming chief, told THR that any spinoffs of Game of Thrones will be set prior the events of the main series, because the show's creators David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss wanted GoT to be a standalone.

"Nope, nope, nope," Bloys said of whether there will be a sequel. "No. Part of it is, I do want this show — this Game of Thrones, Dan and David's show — to be its own thing. I don't want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it.

"I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got. That's one of reasons why I'm not trying to do the same show over," the programing exec continues. "George [RR Martin, who wrote the Game Of Thrones novels] has massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That's why we're trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and re-do the same show. That's probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn't make sense for us."

Damn it.

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