According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has plunged into early development on its very first sequel of Game of Thrones: a live-action follow-up series focused on the beloved character, Jon Snow.
Who Can Be Returned to Reprise Their Role in the Sequel Series of Game of Thrones?
Kit Harington is confirmed to reprise his role as Jon Snow in the sequel of Game of Thrones. He received two nominations for an Emmy for his performance as an action hero who struggles to withhold the noble values of his family in a cruel world.
In the eighth and final season of Thrones, Jon Snow found out his actual name was Aegon Targaryen, a likely successor to the Iron Throne. In the finale episode of the series, he was banished from Westeros and traveled North of the Wall with the Wildlings to put behind his old life.
Since his portrayal throughout eight seasons of the Thrones, Kit also landed the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the 2021 film Eternals. Recently, he also appeared in the National Theater’s live production of Henry V. On Thrones as the lead character, the actor gained popularity for going through some of the most difficult shooting of the show, along with the popular 11 weeks of winter night filming of the show in Northern Ireland.
The development hint towards a gripping new direction in HBO’s handling of author George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe, a step different from Disney plus’ control of its Star Wars and Marvel brands where the streaming service has discovered success launching character-centered sequel series like WandaVision (featuring Elizabeth Olsen in the lead role of Wanda Maximoff) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Ewan McGregor reprising his historic role).
Maybe most boldly from a creative perspective, the upcoming sequel of Game of Thrones would conquer its last season as the final word on the destinies of the surviving characters in HBO’s beloved and Emmy-winning show of all time.
The project could make way for other surviving characters from the Thrones universe to appear once again; like Sansa Stark (portrayed by Sophie Turner), Arya Stark (portrayed by Maisie Williams), and Brienne of Tarth (portrayed by Gwendoline Christie).
The news of this development signifies there are now 7 Thrones projects in the pipeline apart from the forthcoming prequel series to House of the Dragon, which starts Aug. 21. Dragon depicts the story of a civil war in House Targaryen and is set nearly 200 years before the events in Thrones.
Other Prequels on the Horizon
HBO’s other live-action prequels in several stages of development include 9 Voyages (aka The Sea Snake) with showrunner Bruno Heller, and 10,000 Ships (aka Nymeria) with showrunner Amanda Segel, and Dunk and Egg with showrunner Steve Conrad.
Apart from these, there are also other 3 anime prequel projects, that includes The Golden Empire.
That’s all we know about the Game of Thrones sequel series. We will keep you updated with all the latest information until then stay tuned to our website.