"Game of Thrones" fans are used to waiting. Waiting for author George R.R. Martin to come out with "" waiting for the HBO hit show's final season to . Now they'll need to settle in to wait for the eventual too.
None of the new shows will air until a year after the "Game of Thrones" final season wraps up, Casey Bloys, HBO's programming president,Thursday. That puts them solidly in 2020 or later.
"There are five of them," Bloys said. "If we do a pilot and series, nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season. We're not doing a final season (of 'Game of Thrones') and then, "Following it at 11 p.m. …"
Bloys wouldn't share anything about the five shows' plots (though-- Dothraki for the win!). It's that no current characters will carry over to the new shows, and they'll all be set before "Game of Thrones" time period.
But Bloys did comment on the final-season episodes, coming in 2019. "They're great," he said. "It's fantastic. The fans are going to be very, very happy."