Five spin-offs are currently in the works
Maisie Williams has responded to the call for a potential Game Of Thrones spin-off for her character, Arya Stark.
Asked if she’d consider returning for a spin-off series for Arya Stark, Williams told NME: “That is a hard question, I don’t know! It depends how my career is after this, how much fun I have with other things.
“If I have a feeling I want to be Aria again, then absolutely. But I want to see all the other things that I didn’t even know I was capable of doing, get lots of new opportunities. Although I don’t think it’ll ever be quite one as cool as Aria.
Speaking to NME about the filming of season 8, Williams said: “We are still doing and it’s horrible! We are doing EPK – I don’t know what that stands for – but it stands for doing an interview in every film where you talk about the film. In my EPK there was one from Season 1 all the way through to season 8, half of the stuff I have forgotten about. But it was so emotional, they were like ‘what does it mean to you, what does the show mean to you’ and I was like ‘I’m not gonna be able to answer this question because I’m gonna start crying because it’s so emotional’. It’s the end of an era.
“Everyone’s playing it cool, at the moment I’m focused on absolutely nailing it – I have an expectation in my head of how I want it to be, how I want this to go. I just really hope I achieve that. Because sometimes, looking back you can tell ‘yeah, I wasn’t concentrating enough’. I just want to live and breathe every minute of this season because once it’s gone, it’s gone.”
Discussing progress on the spin-offs, GoT creator George RR Martin said that he was thinking of the new shows more as ‘successors‘.
“We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five,” said Martin. “We have added a fifth writer to the original four.
“Every one of the concepts under discussion is a prequel, rather than a sequel,” he added. “Some may not even be set on Westeros. Rather than ‘spinoff’ or ‘prequel’, however, I prefer the term ‘successor show’. That’s what I’ve been calling them.”
Meanwhile, Williams stars in new movie Early Man – which is out now.