- Film And TV
- 17 Jun 22
The so far unnamed show with star Kit Harington will take place after the events of Game of Thrones. The fantasy outing ran for almost a decade between 2011 and 2019 and became one of the biggest television series of all time.
HBO has entered early development on its first sequel to the legendary Game of Thrones series, following prequel show House of the Dragon.
The sequel will focus on fan-favourite character Jon Snow, with Kit Harington allegedly returning to reprise his iconic role.
The English actor was twice Emmy nominated for his role as the bastard child of the Stark family.
The sequel is based after the events of the Game of Thrones series, meaning there could be more to what fans thought was a set-in-stone finale. In the final series, we see Jon realise his true identity as Aegon Targaryen, a potential heir to the Iron Throne. His role in the series ends with his exile from Westeros as he rides into the Haunted Forest with Ghost and the Wildlings to begin a new life.
This development leads GOT fans to ponder the direction HBO is taking with George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe. Will this universe head in the same direction other franchises like Star Wars or Marvel have under Disney+?
If this means we could possibly see the return of other character such as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) or Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), I'm all for it.
This sequel series marks the seventh GOT production in the works, with the upcoming House of the Dragon prequel series debuting on August 21. This prequel series is set about 200 years before Game of Thrones and will tell the story of the Targaryen civil war.
Other series' in development include 10,000 Ships (a.k.a. Nymeria) with showrunner Amanda Segel, 9 Voyages (a.k.a. The Sea Snake) with showrunner Bruno Heller, and Dunk and Egg with showrunner Steve Conrad.
Three animated prequel projects, including The Golden Empire, are also in various stages of development.
Hopefully this means fans won't have too much longer to wait before having a full ice-wall of Westeros once again.
Martin has yet to finish writing the books, with fans having waited 11 years so far for the sixth of seven books.
- Film And TV
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