Game of Thrones: HBO Eyeing Jon Snow Sequel Series; Harington Attached

Just when you thought the universe of HBO & George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" was only going to focus on prequels like House of the Dragon and about 187 other projects rumored to be in development (just a joke, HBO). Earlier this evening, The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively that HBO is in early development on a sequel series to the global phenomenon, with the live-action spinoff focusing on Jon Snow (with Kit Harington reportedly attached to reprise his fan-favorite & Emmy-nominated role). As GOT fans already know, the eighth & final season saw Jon discover that he was really Aegon Targaryen… which means he has a line on the Iron Throne. But as we saw in the series finale, Jon shuffled off to snowier pastures after being exiled from Westeros and heading North of the Wall with a caravan of Wildlings to begin a new life (a life we're apparently about to learn more about, and one that could involve the return of some familiar faces).

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Now here's a look back at the previously-released official teasers for HBO's House of the Dragon, followed by a full overview of the prequel series:

HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel House of the Dragon also stars Emma D'Arcy (Truth Seekers), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Sound of Metal), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Steve Toussaint (It's A Sin), Eve Best (Hedda Gabler), Sonoya Mizuno (Devs), Paddy Considine (The Outsider, The Third Day),  Fabien Frankel (The Serpent), Graham McTavish (Outlander), Milly Alcock (Reckoning), Emily Carey (Get Even), Ryan Corr (Mary Magdalene), Jefferson Hall (Halloween, Vikings), David Horovitch (Miss Marple), Matthew Needham (Chernobyl), Bill Patterson (Fleabag, Good Omens), Gavin Spokes (Brexit, Hamilton), Wil Johnson (Outlander), John Macmillan (Back), Savannah Steyn (Intergalactic), and Theo Nate (Time).

Written by a writing team headed by Condal and including Sara Lee Hess and based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood novels and set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the 10-episode series has Game of Thrones director Sapochnik ("The Battle of the Bastards," "The Winds of Winter") directing the pilot and additional episodes, and partnering with Condal as co-showrunners. Martin, Condal, and Sapochnik executive produce alongside Hess and Vince Gerardis. In addition, Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel, and Greg Yaitanes round at the directing team, with Yaitanes also co-executive producing.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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