HBO in early development with a Game of Thrones sequel (updated)

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Is Kit Harington donning his furs and heading back beyond the wall for a Jon Snow sequel series?

Updated 23/06/22: Thanks to a BBC interview with Emilia Clark, Kit Harington’s former Game of Thrones co-star, we’ve learned a little more about the prospective Jon Show show.

In response to a question about the spin-off, Clarke said: “He has told me about it. And I know it exists. It’s happening.”

Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) & Jon Snow (Kit Harrington)

She went on to comment (perhaps back-pedaling a touch):

“It’s been created by Kit as far as I can understand, so he’s in it from the ground up. So what you will be watching, hopefully, if it happens, is certified by Kit Harington.”

Don’t be holding out for Emilia Clarke to be reprising her role as Daenerys Targaryen anytime soon though, as she provides a firm: “No, I think I’m done.”

The full interview with the BBC’s Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones tackles Clarke’s upcoming stage work, medical issues and more. It’s well worth a read.

HBO in early development with a Game of Thrones sequel

Is Kit Harrington donning his furs and heading back beyond the wall for a Jon Snow sequel series?

According to an exclusive in The Hollywood Reporter, since picked up everywhere, HBO is in early development on a Game of Thrones sequel series with Kit Harington attached to reprise his role as Jon Snow.

One of the saga’s central characters, Jon Snow went from being the bastard son of Ned Stark, through the Night Watch to becoming King in the North. Eventually revealed to be Aegon Targaryen (rightful heir to that House), he was last seen heading into exile after ending Queen Daenerys’ fiery reign.

A survivor throughout all eight seasons, he was murdered, resurrected, loved a Queen and then took her life. Famously, he also knew nothing.

We imagine his new adventures would, initially at least, take place in the uncharted regions North of the Wall. Given the timeframe, there would be plenty of scope for Throne’s other surviving characters to appear too.

Kit Harington

Since Game of Thrones concluded in 2019, Kit Harington has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Eternals; cast as Dane Whitman, he’s a character with a destiny as the superhero Black Knight. The actor’s big screen exploits have previously included fronting the 2015 Spooks movie spin-off A Greater Good as the spy Will Holloway.

On television he’s come under interrogation in season 2 of Criminal: UK and starred in an episode of Modern Love. Plus, he’s in the expansive cast of Apple TV+’s upcoming Extrapolations.

Harrington has also returned to the stage for True West and Henry V.

Other Thrones’ projects

Various spin-offs from the Game of Thrones universe are under consideration. So far, the only one to make it to series is the imminent House of the Dragon. Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, it tells of the Targaryen dynasty at the height of its powers leading up to a civil war.

House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans and Emma D’Arcy. With a first season of ten episodes, the show lands on August the 21st 2022.

Other projects in development reportedly include 10,000 ships (aka Nymeria) with showrunner Amanda Segel, 9 Voyages (aka The Sea Snake) from showrunner Bruno Hellerand and (The Tales of) Dunk and Egg from showrunner Steve Conrad. Additionally, animated projects include The Golden Empire, about the China-inspired land of Yi Ti.

One show that we know did not get past the pilot stage was Bloodmoon, also known as The Long Night. Set in the Age of Heroes, approximately 10,000 years before the events of Game of Thrones, it would have shown the White Walkers’ first invasion and other pivotal events in Westeros’ history. However, despite a starry cast featuring Naomi Watts and Miranda Richardson, HBO opted not to take the show further.

We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.