Michelle Fairley, star of the hugely popular HBO series, Game Of Thrones, believes that the show has the potential to launch 100 spin-off’s off the back of its phenomenal success!
Michelle, who plays Catelyn Stark on the hit fantasy drama, revealed her thoughts on the matter in a recent interview with SciFi now, where she claims that there is a huge niche to expand beyond George RR Martin’s original novels.
Speaking to the publication, the actress explained:
“As each character is so complex and interesting there’s a potential to follow each one’s individual storyline forever,” said the actress.
“I think in that respect you could separate it into a hundred different shows for instance, focusing on each character.”
This revelation comes after we confirmed earlier this month that Game of Thrones show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff recently admitted that they would like to produce “eight or nine” seasons of the drama.
Game Of Thrones, which is set to return to our Sky Atlantic screens with its third series on April 1st , is based on the George RR Martin’s Song Of Ice And Fire novels, with the third series depicting the first part of the third book, A Storm Of Swords.
It is thought that the second part of this book, along with the remaining two books currently in the series, will be used to film future series, whilst the author has promised at least two more novels to follow.
This means that the award-winning series has enough material and sources to see it through a further 5 series’ at least after the third, much-anticipated chapter returns to our screens next month.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper earlier this month, Benioff and Weiss admitted that plans were definitely in place to bring every chapter of Martin’s work to life, explaining:
“We would like eight or nine seasons, if we live that long and HBO keeps wanting to make the show,
“We have the opportunity here to tell a coherent story that lasts for 80 hours. And while a canvas of that size presents all sorts of storytelling problems, it also allows us to spend more time with these characters we love than we’ll ever get again.”
Game of Thrones returns with its third series on April 1st; watch the official trailer for it in the clip below: