Will the Arya Stark Game of Thrones Spinoff Even Happen?
Rumors were rife about Arya Stark’s Game of Thrones spinoff but HBO has laid the rumors to rest
She may have killed the most dangerous villain of the Game of Thrones series, but even that doesn’t help Arya Stark’s case of getting her very own spinoff series. The last time we saw Maisie Williams aka Arya in the last episode of the Game of Thrones season eight, she went on a voyage to explore what lay west of Westeros, but it seems like we will never find the answer to that question. When asked if the rumours about Arya getting a personal series are true, HBO programming president Casey Bloys told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that he doesn’t want to include any previous stars in the upcoming spinoff series because he doesn’t want to ruin Game of Thrones.
"Nope, nope, nope. No," he said when asked about the possibility. "Part of it is, I do want this show—this Game of Thrones, Dan and David's show—to be its own thing. 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. I want to let it be the artistic piece they've got. That's one of the reasons why I'm not trying to do the same show over. George has a 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 redo the same show. 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."
Then what should the show’s fans expect if not what they want? Bloys says they are working on something which will be “the best show possible”, staying tight-lipped over the subject of the show.
"We're shooting the pilot in June, you can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air," he said. "What I'm not doing is working backwards by saying, ‘This has to be on the air by this date.' We want to do the best show possible. This is a pilot, so we're doing it the old-fashioned way, which is shooting a pilot. My expectation is it will be great and we'll move forward and it'll move along on a regular TV timetable. I don't want to speculate any dates." So fans for now, only George R.R. Martin (and maybe Bran ‘The Broken’, king of the six kingdoms) know what is coming.