'Game Of Thrones' Creators Won't Be Involved With Spin-Off Series

'Game of Thrones' stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner led a Q&A with show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at SXSW 2017. ARW

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t be involved with HBO’s inevitable spin-off or sequel series to the fantasy epic. The writing and producing duo confirmed as much during a SXSW 2017 Q&A panel moderated by Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, best known as Sansa and Arya Stark.

Asked what they’d do after Game of Thrones Season 8 ended and the series was over, Weiss and Benioff demurred. “I’ve got this project I’ve been planning called sitting in a cool dark room for two months,” Weiss said.

“Isn’t that just Game of Thrones?” Turner asked him, likely referring to the dark tent on set from which the producers can monitor the various shooting units.

“That’s a freezing dark room,” Weiss clarified. “We’ve had time to think about thinking about it, but as soon as we get deeper than that we realize we have 18 things that it’d be more important to do.”

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“There’s always going to be the temptation to do the spin-off show and the sequel show,” Benioff said. “And I think HBO might well do one.”

But, Benioff and Weiss agreed, they wouldn’t have anything to do with it. “I think it’s always good to get new blood in,” Benioff said.

But then Weiss had an idea: “the zombie Stark sisters” show.

“No,” Turner said.

“It’s a check!” Weiss said. It seems the Zombie Stark Sisters show didn’t make it past the on-stage pitch.

Whatever happens, they’ll most likely be working together on their next project. “Just keep the fun uncle party going,” Weiss said, referencing the nickname Turner and Williams pinned them with earlier in the Q&A.

“That sounds like a really creepy party,” Benioff said.

“Do not go to the fun uncle party,” Weiss said.

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