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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:20 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:20 AM (IST)

Game goes on

GoT co-creator wants someone else to handle spin-off series
Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff says he doesn’t want to be associated with the spin-off of the popular fantasy series, and looks forward to seeing the story with a new perspective and vision.

Benioff spoke about the spin-off series at South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in presence of other showrunner D.B. Weiss. “There’s always going be an urge — the characters who maybe will survive — there’s always going to be this temptation to keep doing it; to do the spin-off show or do the sequel show and everything. And I think HBO might well do one and I’m looking forward to watching it,” Benioff said. 

However, despite helming the successful series, Benioff or Weiss won’t be involved with the spin-off. 

He said: “I think it’s better for them to get new blood in with new visions.” Previously, HBO programming President Casey Bloys said a prequel series would be more likely than a sequel. “It’s such a big property we would be foolish not to explore it, but it’s a pretty high bar,” he said. The seventh season of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will premiere on July 16. It will be back in India on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD. The final season likely will air in 2018. — IANS

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