Game of Thrones might be over but it looks like Jon Snow's story will continue. The beloved character has just been confirmed to get his own spin-off series which will air on HBO. Amazingly, it has also been announced that Kit Harington will reprise his role as the former King in the North!
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the new project focusing on Jon Snow is now in early development. The live-action series is set to be a sequel to Game of Thrones and could reveal what happened to Jon after the events in the original show's final season. Additionally, Kit Harington was reportedly confirmed to return.
Jon Snow is an interesting focus for the new Game of Thrones project considering that his story ended ambiguously in the original series. In the final episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, Jon was exiled from Westeros and joined the Wildlings as they moved back to the North of the Wall.
Details about the new series have not yet been revealed. However, fans are hoping that the show will also bring back some characters like Tormund Giantsbane since Kristofer Hivju's Wildling joined Jon on the journey to the North of the Wall. In addition to that, there are speculations that the remaining Stark children Sansa, Arya, and Bran could make an appearance. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
HBO is already set to release the first Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon in August. The other live-action prequels that were previously announced are 10,000 Ships (aka Nymeria) with showrunner Amanda Segel, 9 Voyages (aka The Sea Snake) with showrunner Bruno Heller, and Dunk and Egg with showrunner Steve Conrad. There are also three animated prequel projects, including The Golden Empire, which is set in the China-inspired land of Yi Ti.
House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on August 21, 2022.