Following the conclusion of HBO's Game of Thrones last Sunday, many fans were hoping Arya Stark's ending was the setup for a potential spinoff. Well, they'd be disappointed to hear that the network officially has no plans to move in that direction.
Arya left to go exploring "west of Westeros" after Bran was anointed king, but according to programming president Casey Bloys, HBO won't be making sequels without Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff at the helm.
"I don't want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it," Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter. "I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got. That's one of reasons why I'm not trying to do the same show over."
"George [R.R. Martin] has massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That's why we're trying to do things that feel distinct -- and to not try and re-do the same show," he added. With one prequel set to shoot in June, Bloys indicated they were interested only in creating new, unique worlds with stories and characters outside of what this series established.
"That's probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn't make sense for us," Bloys concluded.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.