Game of Thrones' Jon Snow set to feature in a sequel series

Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow set to feature in a sequel series

HBO is in “early development” on a Game of Thrones sequel series focused on the character Jon Snow, The Hollywood Reporter reports. It’s a live-action series, and Kit Harrington is attached to reprise the role that made him famous.

The series will be set after the events of Game of Thronesmaking it the first sequel out of the no less than eight Game of Thrones spin-offs HBO is in development. Jon Snow, a heroic outcast who discovered he was a potential heir to the Iron Throne, was last seen exiled and joining the remaining Free Folk to resettle the free lands north of the Wall.

Continuing his story is a significant and risky move. Making prequel series that explore the established lore of Westeros comes with less baggage and more guide rails than moving the story of much-loved characters forward — especially after fans’ reactions to Game of Thrones‘ conclusion were, to say the least, mixed.

Aside from House of the Dragon, set 200 years earlier and due to premiere on Aug. 21, HBO is said to be developing three more live-action prequel series set in Westeros: The Sea Snakeabout the great seafarer Corlys Velaryon, who appears in House of the Dragon; Ten Thousand Ships, set 1,000 years earlier and telling the story of Princess Nymeria, who founded Dorne; and a series set just 90 years before Game of Thrones, adapted from George RR Martin’s Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

The Hollywood Reporter also reckons three animated prequel series are in development, including The Golden Empireset in the land of Yi Ti.

There’s no guarantee that any of these projects bar House of the Dragon will reach the screen. In 2019, HBO got as far as shooting a pilot for one prequel series starring Naomi Watts, before canceling it.

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