Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff wants a new director to handle spin-off

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Mar,20 2017 15:51 32 IST

Los Angeles: Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff says he does not want to be associated with the spin-off of the popular fantasy series, and looks forward to see the story with a new perspective and vision.

David Benioff. Twitter

David Benioff. Twitter

Benioff spoke about the spin-off series at South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in presence of other show runner D.B. Weiss, reports independent.co.uk.

"There's always going be an urge - the characters who maybe will survive -- there's always going to be this temptation to keep doing it; to do the spin-off show or do the sequel show and everything. And I think HBO might well do one and I'm looking forward to watching it," Benioff said.

However, despite helming the successful series, Benioff or Weiss won't be involved with the spin-off. He said, "I think it's better for them to get new blood in with new visions."

Previously, HBO programming President Casey Bloys said a prequel series would be more likely than a sequel. "It's such a big property that we would be foolish not to explore it, but it's a pretty high bar," he said.

The seventh season of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones will premiere on 16 July. It will be back in India on Star World, Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD. The final season will likely air in 2018.