There Are Four Game of Thrones Spinoffs in the Works at HBO

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on target Game of Thrones is coming to an end, with its shortened final season airing in 2018. That doesn’t mean HBO is leaving Westeros for good though. Variety reports that the network has deals with four different writers to create new shows set in George R.R. Martin’s universe. Talks of a possible spinoff series began last year at the Television Critics Associations summer press tour. HBO programming president Casey Bloys said that while everyone involved was open to the idea, it would have to make sense creatively.That still appears to be the attitude even with these recent deals. A spokesperson told Variety that the writers are being given “as much or as little time as they need” to come up with their spinoff shows. “As with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.” So it sounds like even though they have four possible spinoffs in the works, that doesn’t mean all four will actually be produced. It also sounds like we shouldn’t expect a spinoff to happen right after Game of Thrones airs its final episode. As much as we’d all like to stay in Westeros, it’s better if the network takes its time to make another great show.The writers involved are Kong: Skull Island‘s Max Borenstein, Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘s Jane Goldman, Legend‘s Brian Helgeland, and Mad Men‘s Carly Wray. That’s a pretty impressive group of writers. I kind of hope all of these projects lead to something, as I’d like to see each one of their takes on George R.R. Martin’s world.The spinoff series will explore different eras in Westeros’s history, which definitely has potential. One of the things that made A Song of Fire and Ice such an engrossing read was the fact that Westeros felt like a living world. It had a long, rich, detailed history, and there are potentially thousands of stories that can be told in this setting. I wonder if any of them will be set after Game of Thrones. Like, is there an era of Westeros that’s equivalent to our modern day? What does that world look like? In any case, considering how good the series became after it was able to go off in its own direction, I can’t wait to see what these writers can do with the ability to create wholly original characters and stories.Whatever stories these spinoffs try to tell, it’ll likely be a long time before we see any hint of what they’re about or when they take place. In the meantime, we still have two more seasons of Game of Thrones to look forward to. The seven-episode seventh season premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals entered their 10minute draf

first_img The Arizona Cardinals entered their 10-minute draft window with quarterback Josh Rosen on the roster. And after taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray first overall, Rosen remains a Cardinal for the time being.It appears Arizona has “no issues” keeping it that way unless it gets a “suitable” trade offer for Rosen, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Trade talks involving Rosen seem to be minimal, as Schefter reported the only teams Arizona has spoken to in about a month regarding the quarterback are the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins. He reported after Murray’s selection that the Los Angeles Chargers were also in contact with Arizona about Rosen. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 33 Comments   Share   Top Stories Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 2019 – / 52 Earlier on Thursday, Schefter discussed Rosen trade possibilities on Boston radio station WEEI 93.7 FM.Related LinksArizona Cardinals pick QB Kyler Murray 1st in 2019 NFL DraftPink pinstriped Kyler Murray, swaggy Devin Bush win NFL Draft red carpetBlake Shelton kisses rather than strangles Cardinals GM Steve Keim“They do not have a trade and they do not have anything close to a trade,” Schefter said. “The only two teams that they’ve spoken to over the last few weeks, last month, has been the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants.”He added that the Cardinals spoke to the Los Angeles Chargers “maybe a month ago,” but LA is not interested..@AdamSchefter joined @MutWEEI @GerryCallahan & @AlexReimer1 this morning & discussed the possibilities of Daniel Jones or Josh Rosen going to the Pats tonight:— Mut & Callahan (@MutCallahan) April 25, 2019The Cardinals and Dolphins have not had contact “in days,” Schefter said.Miami signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in March shortly after trading Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans.Fitzpatrick is a capable journeyman but no franchise quarterback. The Miami Herald reported the Dolphins are “very serious about possibly trading” for Rosen and have talked to Arizona, though it was “unclear how far that conversation went or when it happened.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Schefter believed the Giants were waiting to see how the draft unfolded before getting into serious conversation. Sure enough, New York selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick.It’s unclear what the Cardinals will do and what lies in store for Rosen’s future.Schefter confirmed, though, that no deal was imminent at the time of the Thursday morning radio appearance, and there appears to be no change since.“If there was a team that wanted Josh Rosen that badly, they would have traded for him on April 1 so he could go though the offseason program and the new offense and get familiar with that,” Schefter said. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more