- A Game of Thrones sequel is in early development at HBO.
- The series will focus on Kit Harington’s Jon Snow.
- The show would be the first set after the events of the original Thrones series.
A Game of Thrones sequel series is in early development at HBO with former star Kit Harington set to return as Jon Snow to lead the series. The series marks the seventh Thrones spinoff in development at the network.
The development signals an intriguing new direction in HBO’s handling of author George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe, a move not unlike Disney+’s management of its Star Wars and Marvel brands where the streamer has found success launching character-focused sequel series such as WandaVision and Obi-Wan Kenobi. [via THR]
As THR notes, a sequel series centered on Snow opens the door for other surviving characters — Tyrion Lannister, Tormund Giantsbane (basically guaranteed), Brienne of Tarth, the Stark childre (Bran, Arya and Sansa), etc. — to appear.
Game of Thrones fans react to news of a sequel series focused on Jon Snow
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) June 17, 2022
People are going to be so mad about this, but I’m amped. https://t.co/jKhKasiWvj
— Metalcore Nerds (@MetalcoreNerds) June 17, 2022
Wowzers. So probably no Black Knight series then? Harington’s schedule can’t accommodate for both most likely https://t.co/6X9Q8BJV0O
— Cooper Hood (@MovieCooper) June 17, 2022
This came completely out of left field but I am so down for it. https://t.co/pNEPIE0xcP
— BSL (@bigscreenleaks) June 17, 2022
— Ringer-Verse (@RingerVerse) June 17, 2022
The report about the Jon Snow-focused sequel series comes just about two months ahead of the premiere of House of the Dragon, a Targaryen-focused prequel series set about 200 years prior to the event of Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon, which stars the likes of Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, and more, will be the first post-Thrones project to hit HBO since the original went off the air back in 2019 when it premieres on Sunday, August 21.
At this time, it is unclear who will write or direct the series, which currently does not have an official title, cast, or production date.