HBO’s post-Game of Thrones plans are big. The network is working on a sequel to the “Game of Thrones” series. Kit Harington is set to reprise his fan-favourite role as Jon Snow in the new series. The star was twice nominated for an Emmy for portraying an action hero who struggles to uphold his family’s noble values in a cutthroat and violent world.
In the original Thrones’ eighth-and-final season, Jon Snow discovered his true name was Aegon Targaryen and that he was a potential heir to the Iron Throne. In the series finale, Jon Snow is exiled from Westeros and travels to the North of the Wall with the Wildlings to leave his past behind.
Since finishing work on the eight-season Game of Thrones series, Kit Harrington has starred in 2021 film ‘Eternals’. The actor is known for his panache in handling some of the show’s most gruelling filming. This included the final season’s strenuous 11 weeks of winter night filming in Northern Ireland.
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The news signals a fascinating new direction in HBO’s management of author George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe, similar to Disney+’s management of its Star Wars and Marvel brands. Disney has found success launching sequel series such as ‘WandaVision’ which stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff. ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ with Ewan McGregor reprising his iconic Star Wars role is another prominent example.
The new initiative could possibly feature other surviving characters from the Thrones series to make an appearance – such as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).
This news means there are potentially seven Thrones projects in the works. This includes ‘House of Dragon’ prequel series which is set to debut on August 21. ‘House of Dragon’ relates the story of a civil war which takes place within the House of Targaryen and is set about 200 years before the events in Thrones.