All those "Game of Thrones" fans who were wondering about the spinoffs HBO has taken under its umbrella, here is some information. Author George R. R. Martin has revealed that they are prequels and also confirmed the names of the four writers who have been roped in for the project.
George R. R. Martin may not have any updates about "The Winds of Winter" but he has definitely made some revelations about the "Game of Thrones" spinoffs, HBO is working upon. According to ComingSoon.net, the author revealed on his personal blog that all the spinoffs are prequels and would not emerge out of the world he built for "A Song of Ice and Fire."
In a lighter vein, Martin wrote that those who were looking forward to adventures of Hot Pie would be disappointed. He also wrote that instead of referring to the work-in-progress as spinoff or prequel, he would term it as successor show as this is how he has been referring to them. The author also put a seal on the four writers i.e. Carly Wray, Brian Helgeland, Max Borenstein, and Jane Goldman that are working on the project.
What is more, he clarified that he would be working with all of them, instead of the two that he was rumored to be working with. In fact, a fifth writer is coming in as well, Polygon claimed. George R.R. Martin said that he has no doubts that HBO will declare the name of the fifth writer as soon as the formalities are completed. He also praised the unnamed writer saying that he is as much passionate about Westeros as he is.
Last but not the least, he also disclosed that audiences would not be getting five series and they just have a brief for five scripts. Rest is under wraps and fans will have to wait to see the outcome. As he signed off, he did not forget to mention that he was still working on "The Winds of Winter."