George RR According to Martin, even future Game of Thrones spinoffs may not be immune to HBO Max’s ongoing changes.
In a blog post on Wednesday, the author wrote that some of his planned shows in the Game of Thrones universe have been “placed” with the broadcaster. Since HBO parent WarnerMedia merged with Discovery in April, content on HBO Max has been cut to cut costs, contributing to the cancellation of shows Love Life, Minx and FBoy Island.
While Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragons had the biggest season finale HBO has seen since the original series and was renewed for a Season 2, Martin wrote that other projects in development aren’t quite as structured. :
“Some of them are moving faster than others, as is always the case with development,” Martin wrote. “None have been given the green light yet, although we hope… maybe soon. The couple was kept, but I would not agree that they died. You can take something off the shelf as easily as you can put it on the shelf. All the changes to HBO Max certainly affected us.”
While Martin didn’t specify which projects have been delayed, there are at least six projects in development, including Tales of Dunk and Egg, the Princess Nymeria-centered 10,000 Ships, and Jon Snow. spinoff with Kit Harington attached to star.
HBO Max representatives did not immediately respond Varietyrequest for comment.
Martin also took some time in the post to praise the movies and shows he’s enjoyed this year, giving shout-outs to The Banshees of Inishrein, The Sandman, and Season 2 of White Lotus.
“Brilliant performances from Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson,” he wrote of Banshees of Inisherin. “A powerful story that I will remember for a long time…but damn, so sad. I see people calling it comedy. Really? Okay, but it’s dark humor.”
Read Martin’s full blog post here.