The Game of Thrones universe could be set to expand even further than author George R. R. Martin’s source material, as it’s been revealed a sequel series is in early development at TV broadcaster HBO.
Following the story of Jon Snow past the events of the original series’ finale, the show would see Kit Harington return to the lead role if it does go ahead.
Audiences watched as Snow went into exile from Westeros to start a new life in the final Game of Thrones episode, sentenced to a life away from all those he loves after he killed Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Leaving the land with the Wildlings, many wondered exactly where his life would now take him – especially after discovering his true name and identity.
Other Thrones spin-offs in development that have been confirmed are all prequels, so if the Kit Harington-led Jon Snow series does go ahead, it will be the first to take place after the events of the GoT finale.
HBO are also developing three animated series set in the Thrones universe.
Harington has enjoyed a healthy career since GoT came to a close, starring in the big screen Marvel flick Eternals and being attached to the upcoming project Mary’s Monster, a new Frankenstein-focused feature.
No official comment has yet been made by HBO or representatives on behalf of Harington.
Meanwhile, fans of the franchise are excited to see the first of those many proposed spin-offs make its way to the small screen in August, later this year (2022).
House of the Dragon will tell the story of the Targaryen civil war that took place around 200-300 years before the events of the original series. It will star the likes of Matt Smith, Emma D'Arcy, Olivia Cooke and Graham McTavish.
You can check the trailer for the new series out below: