From the mouth of George R.R. Martin himself, dragons will be returning to Westeros in at least one of the upcoming Game of Thrones TV show spinoffs.
“I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me?” he teased.
He also offered a little background about his relationship with Colony co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, who would helm the project if HBO orders it to series. “It has a script and a bible, and both of them are terrific, first rate, exciting. They’re the work of Ryan Condal. I first met Ryan when he came to New Mexico a couple of years ago to shoot a pilot for a fantasy western called The Sixth Gun, based on the comic book,” he recalled. “That show did not go, though I had the pleasure of screening the pilot at my theatre, the Jean Cocteau.”
However, in response to the recent reports that this Targaryen prequel is close to a pilot order, Martin pointed out it’s not the same as the network actually order a new show to pilot. “When HBO actually gives us a pilot order, you will hear me shouting it from the rooftops,” Martin said in his blog post, adding, “Right now all the signs are good, but nothing is confirmed.”
He also confirmed that the status of Condal’s potential Game of Thrones spinoff will in no way impact the one being developed by Jane Goldman.
Game of Thrones‘ first seven seasons are currently available on DVD and Blu-ray. A release date for the final season has not been announced.