Bill Simmons Will Produce Game of Thrones After Show
HBO announced on Monday that Bill Simmons will be producing an after show for the popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.
According to Deadline, the discussion program will be called After the Thrones and will be hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan. Both men can currently be found on Simmon’s new site, The Ringer, as the hosts of The Watch podcast.
The after show series is the first television project to come from HBO’s deal with the Boston sports guru and ex-Grantland leader, who signed with the channel following his fallout with ESPN.
Deadline reports that After the Thrones will recap each episode, dissecting the complicated world of Game of Thrones similar to how AMC’s Talking Dead breaks down The Walking Dead. Greenwald and Ryan, who previously hosted Grantland’s Watch the Throne podcast, will be “offering absurd and not-so-absurd theories about future episodes.”
Simmons has been a busy guy lately.
When he’s not getting booed by WWE fans over his love of the Patriots or producing After the Thrones, the Massachusetts native has been hard at work on his new site The Ringer, which will fully rollout later this year.
After the Thrones will debut following the Games of Thrones premiere on Sunday, April 24 and will continue throughout the show’s sixth season.