The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were one big celebration of all things Game of Thrones. The hit HBO series earned a whopping 12 awards including their second consecutive one for best drama. All the celebrations of success led to one big question: Can fans expect a prequel of the George RR Martin-created fantasy series?
Speaking to the press at the awards show on 18 September, the showrunners set us up for disappointment when they said that they were planning to wipe their hands off the drama by the end of season 8. However, David Benioff did offer a glimmer of hope. "You might want to ask George about that," he said regarding a prequel. "It's a great world that George created. I think it's a very rich world, and I'm sure there will be other series set in Westeros, but for us, this is it. That's really a question for George."
Going by this, fan can still expect more to come from their favourite fictional world, but maybe not with the same producers.
Despite being busy attempting to complete the sixth instalment of A Song Of Ice And Fire – The Winds Of Winter and working on the final two seasons of GoT, Martin did tease "a lot more material".
"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," the author said. "At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish so that's all speculation."
So, what does this mean for fans of the show? Like most things GoT related, we are going to have to simply wait and watch.