News These Are the New Details About That Game of Thrones Prequel Spinoff By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on July 27, 2017 @ 02:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Game of Thrones fans are in the thick of the current electrifying season (Cameos! Ambushes! Reunions!), but while they've been holding their breath for Jon and Dany to finally meet, the execs at HBO have been discussing the spinoff series. While that's certainly news to celebrate, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has reaffirmed that the spinoffs won't steal any spotlight from Game of Thrones itself. Helen Sloan/HBO "The No. 1 priority in all of this is the final season of Game of Thrones. I don't want to do anything with a spinoff or anything that detracts or distracts from that," Bloys told reporters including The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. Helen Sloan/HBO "That season will happen, and my guess is it would be at least a year before you saw anything else. What I don't want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing, and somehow have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after that. It's best to separate it and that's what we'll do." Game Of Thrones Is Looking for Super Fans at a Huge Open Casting Call Bloys clarified that everything is still in its infancy though, and there isn't even an outline yet for a prequel, let alone an actual script. For now, Game of Thrones fans have plenty to enjoy with the new season, and it looks like that's the way it'll stay for the time being.