Kit Harington is set to return to the world of Game of Thrones in the first spinoff set after the events of the original HBO series.
While the final season of Game of Thrones was not well received by most fans, it looks like that is no longer set to be the final word on the fates of the fantasy series’ characters. Several Game of Thrones spinoff series are currently in development at HBO, though until now these have all been prequels. The latest series to enter development at the network, however, marks the first Game of Thrones sequel and it is set to follow Kit Harington’s Jon Snow.
Traveling North Of The Wall
At the end of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington’s Jon Snow was sent into exile after killing Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, who had conquered Westeros and laid claim to the Iron Throne. Jon had discovered he was in fact a Targaryen and the true heir to the Iron Throne, though he had rejected this claim, not wanting to rule. In his exile, he was sent to the Night’s Watch, but he rode on beyond the Wall to live with the Wildlings (or Free Folk).
The sequel series following Jon Snow is still in the early stages of development at HBO. However, should the series move forward, Kit Harington is attached to return as the character. With Jon now living beyond the Wall, outside the boundaries of the Seven Kingdoms, the series may simply follow his life amongst the Wildlings. However, with the series taking place not long after Game of Thrones, there may be scope for other characters from the original series to return.
House of the Dragon will be the next Game of Thrones spinoff to hit screens, exploring the bloody history of House Targaryen. Other prequel series currently in development at HBO include The Sea Snake, Ten Thousand Ships and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Here is the synopsis for the upcoming spinoff series House of the Dragon:
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno.
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