Send a raven. Then send another. And then two more. Send the bloody lot of 'em, 'cause there will be loads of "Game of Thrones" news to talk about in the next few years.

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres this July, then there's just one more season of the main show before it's over. HBO has talked about wanting some kind of spinoff -- a prequel, sequel, companion, etc. -- but now we have an official update from the network itself: They are doing FOUR spinoffs.

HBO says four writers will join "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin to develop new GoT offshoot series. It's not clear if they will be sequels, prequels, or a combo of both, but we did get the hint that they will "explore different time periods of George R.R. Martin's vast and rich universe."

GoT showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff are attached as executive producers on all four projects, along with GRRM, but they will not be writing these new series. Instead, HBO announced the writers:

  • Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island)

  • Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman and X-Men franchises), George R. R. Martin

  • Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, A Knights Tale)

  • Carly Wray (AMC's Mad Man), George R. R. Martin

The four projects are "in development," so there are no further updates yet on casting, filming, or scheduling in terms of when they might air on the network. Heck, we don't even know for sure if all of them will make it to air. Hopefully at least one of the spinoffs covers Robert's Rebellion. It would also be nice to see the previous dragons of Westeros.

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 on HBO.

[via: Deadline, EW]

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