HBO is developing a Jon Snow sequel series based on Game of Thrones
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has begun early development on its first sequel to its blockbuster fantasy drama: a live-action spin-off series centred on fan favourite character Jon Snow.
Should a series be made, Kit Harington is set to reprise his role. For his portrayal of an action hero who tries to uphold his family’s moral beliefs in a terrible world, the actor received two Emmy nominations.
Jon Snow learnt his true name was Aegon Targaryen, a potential heir to the Iron Throne, in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. He was expelled from Westeros in the series finale and joined the Wildlings north of the Wall to leave his former life behind.
Harington has starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, co-starring in 2021’s Eternals, after concluding his work on Game of Thrones for eight seasons. He also just starred in the live staging of Henry V at the National Theater. On Game of Thrones, the actor was recognised for enduring some of the show’s most difficult filming, including the infamous 11-week winter night shoots in Northern Ireland during the final season.
The move signals an intriguing new direction for HBO’s treatment of author George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe, similar to how Disney+ has handled its Star Wars and Marvel brands, where the streaming service has found success with character-focused sequel series like WandaVision (starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Ewan McGregor reprising his iconic role).
The proposal would upend Thrones’ final season as the final word on the fates of the remaining characters in HBO’s most popular and Emmy-winning series of all time, maybe most brazenly from a creative standpoint. Other surviving characters from the Game of Thrones universe, such as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), and Brienne of Tarth, could potentially appear as a result of the initiative (Gwendoline Christie).
In addition to the upcoming House of the Dragon prequel series, which premieres Aug. 21, this development news implies that there are now seven Thrones projects in the pipeline. Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and depicts the narrative of a civil war inside House Targaryen.