“Game of Thrones” may only have two seasons remaining, but that doesn’t necessarily mean HBO is finished with Westeros.
Speaking backstage Sunday night at the Primetime Emmy Awards, where the fantasy series won Outstanding Drama Series for the second consecutive year, author George R.R. Martin hinted there may be more to come from the franchise.
“I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to ‘Game of Thrones,’ so there’s a lot of material there and I’m writing more,” he told reporters.
However, Martin has lot on his plate, including finishing the long-awaited next novel in the series, “The Winds of Winter." “At the moment we still have this show to finish and I still have two books to finish," he said, "so that’s all speculation.”
As for the upcoming seventh season of "Game of Thrones," which won't debut until next summer, co-showrunner D.B. Weiss had only a vague tease: “It will be bigger and it will be better, but it will also be worse but mostly better.”
The HBO drama won 12 Emmys this year, including a pair for writing and directing for the “Battle of the Bastards” episode. With 38 wins, it's now the most-awarded scripted series in Emmys history, passing “Frasier.”