8 Shows That Could Be the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ (PHOTOS)

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Watchmen (HBO)

HBO’s next big show, Watchmen already has a fanbase to appeal to as it’s based on Alan Moore’s popular graphic novels. Oscar-winner Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smart and more also star in the series, which is slated to premiere before the end of 2019.


The Mandalorian (Disney+)

This Star Wars series is helmed by Jon Favreau and stars Pedro Pascal (a Game of Thrones alum) as the titular character. Following a gunfighter at the far reaches of the galaxy, The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog and much more. The show is set to debut on Disney+ in November of 2019.

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Lord of the Rings Prequel Series (Amazon Prime Video)

Not much is known about the plot of Amazon’s upcoming series that’s been given a multi-season commitment apart from that it will explore storylines that precede J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. In a recent development that was made, Game of Thrones co-EP and writer Bryan Cogman signed on to consult for the highly-anticipated project.

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His Dark Materials (HBO)

Philip Pullman’s novel about two children on adventures in parallel universes gets a TV adaptation with HBO’s His Dark Materials. The all-star cast consists of James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Dafne Keen and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Star Trek: Picard (CBS All Access)

Sir Patrick Stewart will return to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard in this series which follows the next chapter in the character’s life. Joining Stewart are stars Allison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones in this exciting Star Trek story.

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Game of Thrones Prequel Series (HBO)

The yet to be titled prequel series is currently in pre-production on its pilot but has gathered an impressive cast led by Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts. The logline for the show reveals that it’s set thousands of years before Thrones during the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes. Among some of the stories to be explored are Westeros’ dark secrets, the origins of the White Walkers and much more.

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Snowpiercer (TBS)

This series adaptation of the film which originally starred Chris Evans is set seven years after Earth became a frozen wasteland as its survivors navigate the harsh class system aboard a never ending train ride. Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs lead the all-star cast for the show which is expected to debut in 2020.

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The Morning Show (Apple TV+)

This workplace dramedy is set to debut on Apple’s upcoming streaming service as an original program following the inner workings of a morning show. Leading the all-star cast are Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell.

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When a show as big as Game of Thrones ends, it’s not surprising to ask the question — what will the next “it” thing be?

There are plenty of shows already running that are huge, like The Walking Dead or Westworld, but what about the new shows to look forward to? There’s plenty, from a Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones prequel series to Disney+’s original Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Then, of course, there’s Watchmen, which seems to be HBO’s next big project.

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Click through the gallery above to see which shows could be the next Game of Thrones — some may surprise you.