TV | May 16, 2017 11:03 am

‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Offs Will All Be Prequels; HBO Adds a Fifth

George R.R. Martin revealed details about the HBO offshoots of his books series.

(Game of Thrones)
(Game of Thrones)

Another spin-off is coming.

After HBO announced four offshoots of its hit series Game of Thrones, the creator says there will actually be five spin-offs—and they will all be prequels.

Author George R.R. Martin took to his blog Sunday to reassure fans he will finish the sixth book in his series, Winds of Winter, and revealed new information about the extra Game of Thrones shows to follow.

However, fans shouldn’t hold their breath.

Martin’s TV commitments have delayed the release of the book, which has been six years in the making. The author justified the delay by sharing updates on the five spin-offs, which will be set in the same world as the books as current HBO show but featuring entirely new stories.

“Yes, I am still working on Winds of Winter and I will continue working on it until it’s done,” Martin said on his blog. “I will confess, I do wish I could clone myself, or find a way to squeeze more hours into the day, or a way to go without sleep. But this is what it is, so I keep juggling.”