Game Of Thrones could spin off “into 100 different shows”

Game Of Thrones stars Michelle Fairley and John Bradley on the multiple subplots of Season 3

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Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark in Game Of Thrones Season 3
Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark in Game Of Thrones Season 3

Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow at a press event for the Game Of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray and DVD,  Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and John Bradley (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 there’s a potential to follow
each one’s individual storyline forever,” said Fairley, “so I think in that respect you could separate it into 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 not  a subplot – I think we’ve got five or six great stories running in parallel,” agrees Bradley.

John Bradley as Sam Tarly in Game Of Thrones Season 2
John Bradley as Sam Tarly in Game Of Thrones Season 2

“They’re connected to varying degrees, loosely or very connected, but I think it’s rich and very luxurious thing to have five or six great plots running at one time. It’s silly to think everybody likes every plot strand to the same degree – people have their favourite characters and people have their favourite plots – but I think as long as every plot is enough people’s favourite plot. It’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 – you go to the Dany storyline and everything’s beautifully coloured in oranges and browns, it just feel so warm and you’re drawn towards it, and then you go up north and everything’s blue and grey, and there’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 it’s so split up it’s impossible to get bored of anything – it’s a constant rolling ball…”

Game Of Thrones will return to Sky Atlantic on 1 April at 9pm. Pick up Season 2 now on DVD for £28 and Blu-ray for £36 from Amazon.co.uk.

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