A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin has confirmed reports of a Jon Snow-centric Game of Thrones sequel series, adding some juicy morsels of information in the process.
“Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in the works,” Martin wrote in a blog post published Thursday. The author noted that the report was not based on an official HBO announcement, 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 that the series’ working title is simply “Snow”, which is of course 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 some reason it was never announced and never leaked…until now,” Martin added.
Interestingly, Martin also confirmed what Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clarke had said in a previous interview: Kit Harrington, who played Jon Snow on 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 are “fantastic.”
Of course, the only Game of Thrones spin-off series to receive a full-series order, meaning a guarantee that it will air for at least one full season, is the prequel series House of the Dragon, based on the novel Fire & Dragons. Martin’s Blood. That series will delve into the history of the Targaryens when it premieres on HBO Max on August 21, 2022.
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