‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Sequel Reportedly In Development At HBO

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17 Jun 22

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Sequel Reportedly In Development At HBO

According to reports today, HBO has added another ‘Game Of Thrones’ series to its development slate. However, unlike many of the others, this one would be a sequel and would focus on Jon Snow with Kit Harington reprising his role.

As I’m sure many of you are aware, the final season of ‘Game Of Thrones’ was not well received by fans due to rushed plotlines and bungled character development, leading to questionable choices regarding who actually ended up ruling Westeros. This new series could possibly be a way of correcting some of those mistakes and lessen the bitter aftertaste left by the main show.

According to THR, who broke the story, Kit Harington is attached to reprise his role as Jon Snow should the series move forward. If you remember where we left the character, Jon had discovered his true name was Aegon Targaryen and he had a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne. However, as he never wanted the job, as “punishment” for killing Daenerys, he was banished North of the Wall, leaving his old life behind to live with the Wildlings.

There are rumoured to be seven ‘Game Of Thrones’ potential series floating around at HBO, with only one of those picked up so far – House of the Dragon – which premieres this August. The others include ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’, ‘Ten Thousand Ships’, and ‘The Sea Snake’, all of which are prequels. There is also ‘Flea Bottom’ set in the King’s Landing slum, and an animated series ‘The Golden Empire’ set in Yi Ti, a land east of Qarth.

What makes the possible “Jon Snow” series unique is that it is a sequel rather than a prequel, and would be the first to focus on a lead character from the main show. Whilst it would be possible to set this completely North of the Wall and never have Jon venture south again, it could also be an opportunity to correct at least some of the issues with the final season.

As to who else might be in the series, it is hard to say. You would expect to see Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), as he was with Jon when he went North of the Wall, but it could also see the return of some of the other surviving original characters. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) was left in charge of The North, whilst Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) was last seen heading off to find out what was to the West of Westeros (which could potentially make a good spin-off itself.) Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) became ruler of Westeros, aided by Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Samwell Tarley (John Bradley), Bronn (Jerome Flynn) and Gendry (Joe Dempsie).

We should stress, this series is only in development at the moment, and it is very possible it will not go any further. There were a huge number of spin-off ideas when the main show originally ended, many of which didn’t make it past the development stage, so we’ll have to wait and see.

For those of you looking for a new ‘Game Of Thrones’ fix, ‘House Of The Dragon‘ will premiere on Monday 22nd August 2022 at 2am on Sky Atlantic & NOW in the UK, and (due to the time difference) Sunday, August 21st, 2022 on HBO in the USA.