SpeakingÂ exclusively to SciFiNowÂ at a press event for theÂ Game Of ThronesÂ Season 2 Blu-ray and DVD, Â Michelle FairleyÂ (Catelyn Stark) and John BradleyÂ (Samwell Tarly) discussed how the HBO show has the potential for spin-offs, especially as characters become increasingly spread out across Game Of Thrones Season 3.
“As each character is so complex and interesting thereâ€™s a potential to follow
each oneâ€™s individual storyline forever,” said Fairley, “so I think in that respect you could separate it intoÂ a hundred different shows for instance, focusing on each character.”
“I think one of the great thing about this show is that most dramas of this type have a great story, and maybe notÂ a subplot â€“ I think weâ€™ve got five or six great stories running in parallel,” agrees Bradley.
“Theyâ€™re connected to varying degrees, loosely or very connected, but I think itâ€™s rich and very luxurious thing to have five or six great plots running at one time. Itâ€™s silly to think everybody likes every plot strand to the same degree â€“ people have their favourite characters and people have their favourite plots â€“ but I think as long as every plot is enough peopleâ€™s favourite plot. Itâ€™s a very ensemble piece and I think that balances.
“I think the show really, in terms of design as well, plays into that quite nicely, because the visual motifs of each scene and each location are just so vastly different â€“ you go to the Dany storyline and everythingâ€™s beautifully coloured in oranges and browns, it just feel so warm and youâ€™re drawn towards it, and then you go up north and everythingâ€™s blue and grey, and thereâ€™s no chance that you can get these two mixed up.
“You could bunch all the north stuff up, all the south stuff up,” he concludes,” all the Davos and that stuff up together and just do five or six individual series, but because itâ€™s so split up itâ€™s impossible to get bored of anything â€“ itâ€™s a constant rolling ballâ€¦”