With George R.R Martin grappling with the final Game of Thrones books and the TV series following suit, the days of Winterfell and the Iron Throne are numbered.
But one solution has come in the form of a prequel, possibly based on George R.R Martin's Tales of Dunk and Egg, set 90 years before the current plot. The author has hinted he had, "thousands of pages of material" for spin-off stories in the seven kingdoms and it looks like HBO are ready to bite.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, Casey Bloys the President of Original Programming at HBO said:
"All I can say is that we're exploring it. We don't have any scripts, we're not even close to saying 'Oh let's do this.' But it's a big enough property But it's a big enough property that we would be foolish not to explore it. It's a really rich world. We'd be foolish not to look at it."
The story would follow Ser Duncan the Tall, a Lord Commander of the Kingsguard and Aegon Targaryen, Khaleesi's great grandfather, who went from a squire to the 15th Targaryen to sit upon the Iron Thron (before Jon Snow was even a twinkle in a tavern wench's eye.)
But before you get too excited that things will carry on as before, the show creator David Benioff has previously made it clear he won't be part of any new project, saying:
"It's a great world that George created. I think it's a very rich world, and I'm sure there will be other series set in Westeros, but for us, this is it."