While HBO is developing a Game of Thrones sequel series focusing on Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, the project is still in its very early stages.
Francesca Orsi, head of drama at HBO, discussed the network’s growing franchise based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series in an interview with Deadline. Orsi provided an update on the planned Jon Snow spinoff, which was announced back in June 2022 with Harington attached as a star and executive producer. The show is still in the works, according to Orsi, but it’s still too early to determine whether the project will end up moving forward. “We’re just working deeply with the writers to get it in shape for potential greenlight, but at this point, no, no determination on whether it can go all the way,” Orsi said.
Where Game of Thrones Left Jon Snow
Martin himself revealed some details about the sequel series on his blog, including that its working title was Snow. The show would take place after the ending of Game of Thrones. The big-budget fantasy series’ controversial finale saw Jon Snow, whose true name was Aegon Targaryen, killing his lover and biological aunt Daenerys after she succumbs to madness. A hearing was held by many of the show’s major surviving characters, who decreed that Jon Snow should once again be sent to the Night’s Watch, after he previously left the Wall to lead Winterfell. The final shot of the series showed Jon Snow escorting the wildlings north of the Wall, where the endless winter was finally beginning to thaw.
Snow is one of multiple planned Game of Thrones spinoffs, not including the currently running House of the Dragon which is filming its second season. Another spinoff, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, will adapt Martin’s Tales of Dunk & Egg novella series. Orsi said HBO’s plan is for the Hedge Knight show to adapt all three Dunk & Egg stories over three seasons, but this project and every other spinoff besides House of the Dragon is on hold until the ongoing WGA strike is resolved.
The second season of House of the Dragon is expected to premiere sometime in 2024. The show is reportedly unaffected by the writer’s strike, as all scripts have already been completed. Showrunner Ryan Condal has said the next season will feel much more like a “traditional” Game of Thrones season, without the major time skips which characterized the Golden Globe-winning first season.
Game of Thrones and the first season of House of the Dragon are currently streaming on Max.
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