The wait between now and April 2016, when Game of Thrones is set to return for its sixth season, might just be one of the most excruciating in all of fandom. Considering the massive cliffhangers that ended the show’s fifth season, fans understandably have a long list of questions they’d like to have answered. Of course, while we’re going to have to wait until George R. R. Martin releases his next book or the show returns to get anything new in the Game of Thrones universe (what’s the current status on Kit Harrington’s hair length?), we also have to come to terms with the fact that Game of Thrones only has a few seasons worth of story left to tell. What’s HBO going to do when their premier program inevitably ends? Considering the enormous size and complexity of Martin’s fictional world, it seems well within the realm of possibility for HBO to launch a spin-off series (after all, The Walking Dead‘s doing it and that show doesn’t even need one). Based on what we know so far of this fictional world, HBO couldn’t go wrong with greenlighting these 9 potential Game of Thrones spin-off series.
9. 12 Years In Slaver’s Bay
Daenerys Targaryen’s story arc over the last few seasons has often felt like the unwanted stepchild of Game of Thrones plotlines, but it has at least introduced the interesting politics and ethical dilemmas of Slaver’s Bay. Season 5 notably introduced us to the fighting pits of Meereen, which are a hallowed tradition of the city’s culture. 12 Years In Slaver’s Bay would explore the experience of a single slave who spends over a decade in captivity while becoming a champion of the fighting pits. It would be kind of like Gladiator but with a lot less Russell Crowe and a lot more insight into the region’s turbulent, barbaric culture.