In case you missed it, Game of Thrones cleaned up at the Primetime Emmy Awards last night, snagging 12 awards in total, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series Emmy. After the HBO series won the aforementioned award, the cast and crew went backstage to discuss the win, where Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin was on hand to discuss the future of the franchise, including a potential prequel series down the line.
“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones, so there’s a lot of material there and I’m writing more,” said Martin. Unfortunately, nothing is guaranteed yet at this early stage. “At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that’s all speculation.”
In regards to the upcoming seventh and eighth seasons of Game of Thrones, co-showrunner D.B. Weiss was suitably vague about what to expect, although it’s fair to say that fans are in for an emotional roller coaster all the same. “It will be bigger and it will be better, but it will also be worse but mostly better.” When Weiss says the show will be “worse,” we doubt he means that the quality of the show itself will diminish (although that certainly is a possibility) but rather that there are dark times ahead for our favorite characters. But hey, at least things are going to get “mostly better” in the end, which means that a few characters we actually like may end up making it to the end after all!
Oh, who are we kidding — best case scenario is all the Starks will die and Cersei kicks off a 1000 year Lannister dynasty. Prove us wrong, HBO. Prove us wrong.