Game of Thrones may have ended, but multiple spinoffs have already been planned—most of them being prequels. Just recently it was announced that there would be a sequel series that would actually push the timeline forward, and as it turns out, it was all Jon Snow’s idea.
George R.R. Martin revealed in a recent blog post that reports of a spinoff starring Jon Snow were real, and that the working title of the series is Snow. What’s also cool is, Martin revealed that it was actually Kit Harington who came to HBO with the idea. Martin writes:
Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us. I cannot tell you the names of the writers/ showrunners, since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.
With Jon being banished beyond the Wall (again), it’s very possible that this sequel won’t have anything to do with the realm of Westeros anymore. Then again, this could be a chance for the showrunners to properly close the book on the series, seeing that the finale was one of the most poorly received in television history.
I mean, it does sound like it’s where Martin was leading the series, but the fact that everything happened so fast and in just one season made all of it feel unearned.
So far, it seems that Snow is still in pretty early stages, so it’s possible it might not happen, but with all these prequels coming out with Hunger Games and Fantastic Beasts, I would love a franchise that would actually push the timeline ahead.
Snow hasn’t been officially announced, but you can watch out for the prequel House of the Dragon which comes to HBO on Aug. 21.