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17th Jun 2022

Game of Thrones sequel series in development, focusing on Jon Snow

Dave Hanratty

The story isn’t over.

We’re not done with the onscreen version of Westeros just yet.

With HBO gearing up to release Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon this August, news has emerged of an official sequel series to the original project.

The world was glued to Game of Thrones for eight seasons from 2011 up until 2019, with the ultimate conclusion proving notably divisive among fans and critics.

Despite the pesky fact that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin still hasn’t finished the last couple of books in his series, GoT show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss got the TV version over the line on schedule, even if the final season in particular felt extremely rushed and messy.

Nonetheless, it seems there’s still a good deal of money in this fantasy universe, per the announcement of a brand new follow-up, one that will put Jon Snow front and centre. According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Kit Harington is back on board.

Snow ultimately became the lead character of the original Game of Thrones run, surviving all kinds of terrifying scenarios including death itself at one point. Though many fans expected him to end up on the Iron Throne, he eventually chose to lead the wildlings beyond the Wall, his future unknown.

HBO has reportedly begun “early development” of the new series, so it may be some time before this thing comes to fruition, if it indeed gets the full green light at all.

The Hollywood Reporter speculates that HBO is looking to adopt a similar approach to Disney+’s treatment of the Star Wars saga; creating cinematic spin-off TV shows that keep the franchise alive via new adventures, both in prequel and sequel form.

Including the potential Jon Snow series, there are now seven Game of Thrones-related projects in development at the network, both live-action and animated.

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