'GOT' May Be Over But Upcoming Prequel Prompts Hope, Wagers

Have you moved on from “Game of Thrones’ yet?

Happy or unhappy about Bram as the ruler of Westeros? Are you wondering where Drogon carried Dany off to?

Whether you liked or disliked the end of “Game of Thrones,’ one thing is apparent – the show’s fans are passionate.

Well, HBO is planning on keeping that hook in your mouth just a little bit longer.

HBO is throwing fans a bone this Sunday (May 26) with rerun of the finale at 8 p.m. and a special documentary, “The Last Watch,’ on how the series was made, airing at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, June 2, fans will be dealt a rerun of “Deadwood: The Movie’ that actually premieres May 31 at 8 p.m.

That is when the withdrawal will start. When your butt is firmly planted in its matching impression on the sofa and you click the remote and you see Timothy Olyphant with a super-porn star ‘stache loping across the dirt in Deadwood instead of Jon Snow riding a horse.

Maybe then you’ll consider taking a sword to your HBO subscription?

Or maybe you’ve found solace in the prequel series already under production and two others in the pipeline.

The HBO website cut through the speculation weeks ago with news that the prequel will take place thousands of years before the events in “GOT.’ It will chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hours including the true origin of the White Walkers to the mysteries of the East to the legend of the Starks.

Or may you are hoping for sequels. The finale did present some options albeit a few longshot options:

  • Arya Stark in a ship heading west. What will she find? What will she do? Will Gendry follow?

  • Sansa ruling the North – ‘nough said.

  • The further adventures of Jon Snow and Ghost? You’d watch that, right?

BetOnline is offering a few odds on prequels and sequels:

Prequel to Air in 2020

  • No -200

  • Yes +150

Will HBO Air Spinoff Series of Arya Stark by 2021

  • No -300

  • Yes +200

Will HBO Air Spinoff Series of Jon Snow by 2021

  • No -300

  • Yes +200

Will The Knight King be Featured in First Episode

  • Yes -200

  • No +150

Too bad, HBO already is dashing fans hopes and wishes when it comes to sequels. Casey Bloys killed the Arya spin-off in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“Nope, nope, nope. No. Part of it is, I do want this show – this ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dan and David’s show – to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it,’ he said.

“That’s one of the reasons why I’m not trying to do the same show over. George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct – and to not try and redo the same show. That’s probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn’t make sense for us.’

IWhat’s that we hear coming from some fans? Oh, yeah: “Dracarys”