It seems like HBO is doing what it can to salvage the hype behind Game of Thrones. House of the Dragon hasn’t even premiered yet, and we’re already getting news on a Thrones sequel with a returning character.
According to THR, HBO has started development on a sequel series that will take place after the events of the original show; what’s more, the series is said to focus on Jon Snow (Kit Harington) as he goes back beyond the wall to live with the Northern folk.
For now, the series is just entering development, so it’s unsure if HBO will actually greenlight the series. With so many people upset with the way Thrones played out, this could be a way to salvage the story, albeit, we’ll have to come up with a ‘new’ ending that somehow makes sense for all the characters.
While I think that the series did follow George R.R. Martin’s original plans for the end, it was the breakneck pace that was used to get there that upset a lot of fans. Even Martin himself had said that there was enough material from the books to fuel a total of 13 seasons of Game of Thrones, but it seemed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had wanted to move on to do something else at that time.
Speaking of Harington, a lot of people are also curious about his future with Marvel Studios. He had made his debut as Dane Whitman a.k.a. Black Knight in Eternals and was expected to feature in another MCU project. If this sequel pushes forward, will he have time to play around with Marvel?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, the other Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon debuts on HBO Max this Aug. 21.