A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has confirmed reports that a Jon Snow-centered Game of Thrones sequel series is in development, adding a few juicy morsels of information in the process.
“Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in development,” Martin wrote in a blog post published Thursday. The author noted that the report wasn’t based on an official announcement from HBO, but rather a leak from an unknown source. Regardless, Martin confirmed that the Jon Snow sequel series is one of four live-action successors in development at HBO.
Martin also revealed the working title for the series to simply be “Snow,” a reference to the titular hero’s informal last name, given to all bastards born in the North. “Snow has been in development almost as long as the other three, but for whatever reason it was never announced and it never leaked… until now,” Martin added.
Curiously, Martin also confirmed what Daenerys Targaryen actor Emilia Clarke had said in an earlier interview: Kit Harington, who portrayed Jon Snow in Game of Thrones for eight seasons, is the one who pitched the idea to Martin and HBO. Martin said that Harrington brought in his own writers and showrunners and that they’re “terrific.”
The only Game of Thrones spinoff series to be given a full series order, meaning a guarantee that it’ll air for at least a full season, is the prequel series House of the Dragon, based on Martin’s Fire & Blood novel. That series will delve into the history of the Targaryens when it premieres on HBO Max on August 21, 2022.
There have been various other Game of Thrones-related projects in development over the years. Those that have yet to get official commissions include a series based on Martin’s Dunk and Egg books, another on Princess Nymeria named 100,000 ships, one centered on Flea Bottom, and another on Lord Corlys Velaryon. There was previously a prequel series set thousands of years before the main show, starring Naomi Watts, but it was canceled after the pilot was shot. Get ready to spend a lot more time in Westeros.
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