Kit Harington is set to return as Jon Snow for a Game Of Thrones sequel
Game of Thrones fans are excited. Why? Because a sequel is confirmed to be in the works at HBO with a focus on fan fave Jon Snow, currently running under the fitting title ‘Snow’.
Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in the original series, is set to reprise his role for a sequel currently in the early stages of development.
First confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter on June 16th, the rumour mill has since been churning with all signs pointing to a go-ahead after George RR Martin and Emilia Clarke have given it the green light.
It’s yet another sign that HBO will extend Martin’s world beyond written source material, after a very controversial and divisive Thrones finale that has made some wary of any future franchise additions. Even so, here we are, with a promising new spin-off starring the North’s uncrowned ‘bastard’ king who won the hearts of many.
The news comes just two months before the prequel series House of The Dragon is set to premiere on August 21st, following the story of a civil war within House Targaryen about 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones.
The ever-popular Emilia Clarke revealed in an interview to BBC that co-star Harington had spoken with her about the new series.
“He has told me about it. And I know it exists. It’s happening,” she said.
Clarke also added that as far as she’s aware, it’s been created from the ground up alongside Harington.
Martin also confirmed in a blog post that the Jon Snow show is in development under the working title “Snow” and that he will be involved to some degree.
So, where will it pick up?
In the finale, Jon Snow was exiled from the nation of Westeros after slaying Queen Danerys Targaryen – a bold choice from producers. Sentenced to serve in the Night’s Watch for the remainder of his days, our last glimpse was Snow returning to Castle Black and leading the wildlings back to their lands beyond the Wall.
Obviously, this ending leaves a huge opening for many juicy narrative directions. Where they will take it? We haven’t been privy to that knowledge yet.
Since the sequel would take place after the final season, it’s possible that familiar characters — such as his half-siblings Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) – might show their faces, though that’s just a guess.
Watch this space.
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