Game of Thrones: 6 spin-offs we need right after season 8


The final ever episode of Game of Thrones has aired. Whether you loved or loathed it, the fact remains that we left our heart in Westeros. We want more.

There are an indiscriminate number of official spin-offs rumored to be in the works (HBO have Gold Dragon signs in their eyes) but since most of us no longer trust anyone but ourselves to do the world of Ice and Fire justice, we thought we’d give them a hand and list some spin-offs of our own that we’d like to see.

Long story short: give the fans what they want!

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Arya Stark: The Westeros Wing

We’re not the only ones who want this – Jaime Lannister himself, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also petitioned (he’s such a stirrer) for an Arya Stark spin-off, after we watched her sail away to find what’s west of Westeros at the end of the series. She’s going Further Westeros.

We have elected to ignore that creative decision, however, since we actively saw her choose life over revenge – and surely life means love too. Yes, we’re bringing back Gendry!

Give us the rom-com we (and Arya) deserve. We want a will-they-won’t-they to rival The West Wing‘s Josh and Donna. After all, she wants to find out what’s west of Westeros — maybe that’s what it is… a wing.

Maybe Sansa knowingly sends her sister as a diplomat to ensure trade negotiations with the Lord of Storm’s End, and instead of ethically dubious in-house relationships, what we get is real, juicy diplomatic affairs — coincidentally, also the name of the show, since it refers to affairs of the heart, as well as state. We love a double-meaning.

Gwendoline Christie. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO

Ser Brienne of Tarth: Planet Westeros

There have been rumors of a Brienne of Tarth prequel, that wouldn’t so much be about her but about her ancestor, Duncan the Tall. But in an ideal world, any Brienne-related spin-off would be a Brienne and Jaime spin-off, with them boarding a ship and sailing out to see the world, getting their Casterly rocks off one port at a time. NCW and Gwendoline Christie have been fully on-board for years!

But since Game of Thrones saw fit to fully eviscerate this possibility, Dracarysing Jaime’s character and upsetting Brienne in the process, we’ve decided to go a different route. But still – she’s not staying in King’s Landing.

No way is Brienne of Tarth’s life going to be consigned to wrangling the idiot men (we specifically mean Bronn and Tyrion, Ser Davos is an outlier and should not have been counted) assembled for King Bran’s new council. She’s had quite enough of that and so she’s off to find herself and present a new travel show, dedicated to learning the fighting styles of different parts of the world.

Watch her study from the Sand Snakes and the Braavosi. The Unsullied too pop up from their well-deserved sun loungers in Naath, ready to show our girl a thing or two. Young girls want to be her, fans flock to get her autograph and she wins the Lifetime Achievement award at the 360AC Westerosi Emmys.

We’d honestly let her read out the phone book though. We’re not fussed.

Kristofer Hivju as Tormund, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, and Hannah Murray as Gilly. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Tormund and Ghost

Fans suggested this spin-off after Jon callously cast his two best pals aside for Daenerys. She’s his Queen, in case you had forgotten (impossible). To add insult to injury, he didn’t even hug Ghost goodbye, he just let the goodest boy in Westeros look on sadly with one less ear than usual (thanks to the White Walkers). CGI budgets have a lot to answer for, frankly.

Anyway, we’d happily co-sign a Turner and Hooch-style spin off, in which Ghost and his ginger human blow away the cobwebs of heartbreak (Oh Brienne!) north of the wall. Whether it’s solving the disputes of the Wildlings, or finding love, there sure will be hijinks!

And now Jon has ridden off with them, he can make the odd cameo too, although it would sort of be funnier though if he was only ever mentioned off-screen. Jon can be to Ghosmund what Alicia Florrick is to The Good Fight.

Drogon – Game of Thrones finale. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Supernatural: Creatures

Ghost is hot property in Hollywood right now. He will have to choose between his dear devoted human Tormund and the pet of his frenemy Daenerys, her dragon Drogon. He may have to fight for more screen time with Drogon and, since the show’s CGI budget distinctly favored dragons over direwolves, we are sure contractual negotiations will be just as fearsome.

But there would be some good enemies-to-friends content here. Saving people, eating goats: the family business. Honestly, we’d watch this furry buddy road trip movie any day of the week. Extra points if we get to see Ghost ride Drogon. What else is CGI for?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Jaime Lannister: Hell’s Kitchen

Despite the Kingslayer being killed off in Episode 5, Jimmy Kimmel showed us a glimpse of what a Jaime Lannister spin-off could look like, and it aligns perfectly with our vision. Perhaps Hell is finding yourself living inescapably in the Full House universe. Ask Mary-Kate and Ashley.

Either way, we want to see Jaime Lannister regretting his decisions. Or at least suffering as Cersei makes his afterlife literally Hell, as well as figuratively as she did when she was alive. If that’s in sitcom context, even better. His death was a farce anyway.

(L to R) GwendolineChristieas Brienne of Tarth, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, LiamCunninghamas Davos Seaworth, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as BranStark. Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO.


This would be like the Friends spin-off Joey, in that it would only last one season. At the end, it would become exceedingly obvious that he is under qualified for the role of Master of Coin, having spent most of his life spending his money on prostitutes and alcohol. He will be replaced by Gilly (who knows how to live frugally, and is probably on hand despite her absence from the finale) and leave King’s Landing to put the high in Highgarden.

Olenna Tyrell, by the way, is fuming about that.

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Which spin-off would you watch? Let us know in the comments.