The series finale of “Game of Thrones” hadn’t even ended before fans were pitching ideas for spinoffs.
As soon as Arya Stark told Jon Snow of her plans to set sail and learn what lies beyond — “What’s west of Westeros? That’s where all the maps stop” — fans were already throwing their support behind a potential spinoff called “West of Westeros.” (The concept would probably create some branding stress for HBO, which is already home to the very-much-unrelated “Westworld.”)
HBO confirmed back in 2017 that it had five spinoffs in the works, but only one has actually received a pilot order, meaning the network is seriously pushing it forward in the development process. It remains to be seen whether the other four will come to life.
The most likely spinoff to eventually go to air is a prequel written by Jane Goldman, who’s working closely with author George R. R. Martin, the mastermind behind the entire “Thrones” universe. Naomi Watts has reportedly signed on for a starring role.
Martin has said on his blog that the other four projects are also coming along.
Will any existing “Game of Thrones” cast members be involved in the spinoffs? Probably not, given that all of them take place during completely different times in history, but it’s possible there could be some overlap. Maybe we’ll see King Bran the Broken 30 years down the line. (But again… probably not.)
“GoT” creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will likely be heavily involved in the spinoffs, but first, they have to redirect their focus over to Disney, where they’ll be calling the shots on an upcoming “Star Wars” film.
While some fans expected a spinoff teaser at the end of the May 19 episode, HBO exec Casey Bloys nixed that idea years ago, saying of the finale, “I’m not interested in using it to launch any other show.”
GOT location: King’s Landing
Real life location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters (and your favorite characters to hate) in the stunning town of Dubrovnik.
GOT location: Braavos
Real life location: Sibenik, Croatia
Visit the city that brought Arya Stark to the Faceless Man (and is just north of King’s Landing in real life).
GOT location: North of the Wall
Real life location: Vatnajokull, Iceland
Take a chilly trip to the home of the Wildlings and Jon Snow’s first love Ygritte.
GOT location: House of Greyjoy
Real life location: Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Visit Northern Ireland and you’ll be in reach of several GOT filming locations — like the House of Greyjoy.
GOT location: The road from King’s Landing
Real life location: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
Feel like you’re riding with Brienne of Tarth and Podrick as you stroll along the Dark Hedges.
GOT location: Dragonstone
Real life location: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain
Get on a boat and channel your inner Daenerys Targaryen by visiting the stairs of San Juan de Gaztelugatx — otherwise known as Dragonstone.
GOT location: Volantis
Real life location: Cordoba, Spain
Imagine the bustling markets that Tyrion Lannister and Varys walked through in Volantis as you visit Cordoba and the Roman Bridge.
GOT location: Casterly Rock
Real life location: Trujillo Castle, Extremadura, Spain
Stop by the home city of the Lannisters by trekking to Trujillo Castle in Extremadura Spain.
GOT location: Yunkai and Pentos
Real life location: Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
The Breaker of Chains freed the city of Yunkai in season three, which is really located in Morocco. This location also served as a filming spot for Pentos.
GOT location: Royal Palace Of Dorne
Real life location: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
Feel like you’re at the southern most point of Westeros by visiting Real Alcázar Palace in Spain AKA Dorne.
GOT location: Winterfell
Real life location: Doune Castle, Scotland
The home of the Starks, Winterfell is actually a composite of both Doune Castle in Scotland and Castle Ward in North Ireland.
GOT Location: The arena in Mereen
Real life location: Bullring of Osuna, Spain
Visit the Bullring in Osuna and imagine what it would be like to be surrounded by your enemies just like Daenerys.
GOT Location: Iron Islands
Real life location: Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland
If you’re visiting the real life version of the Iron Islands, might as well shout “what is dead may never die,” right?
GOT location: Highgarden
Real life location: Almodóvar Castle, Andalusia, Spain
Take a trip to the home of the Tyrells by visiting Highgarden — which is really Almodóvar Castle in Spain.