May 5 (UPI) -- As Game of Thrones nears its conclusion, HBO has announced it is developing four spinoffs based on the hit fantasy series.
The premium cable network has assigned four writers to develop the spinoffs, including Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend) and Carly Wray (Mad Men, The Leftovers), Variety reported.
Game of Thrones executive producers and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Beinoff are attached to the four projects alongside original creator and author George R.R. Martin as executive producers.
"Weiss and Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season," HBO said in a statement. "We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached, along with George R. R. Martin, as executive producers on all projects. We will support them as they take a much-deserved break from writing about Westeros once the final season is complete."
HBO says the four shows "explore different time periods of George R.R. Martin's vast and rich universe."
If one or all four of the ideas are greenlit, it will represent the first time HBO has developed a spinoff series based on one of their properties.
Game of Thrones returns for Season 7 on July 16. The show will then conclude the following year with Season 8, which Weiss and Benioff have stated will contain six to eight episodes.