There are less than 60 days to go until House of the Dragon premieres, and news from HBO of the projects it is working on around the Game of Thrones franchise has impacted fans. The main one, perhaps, is the fact that Jon Snow will get a spin-off and that it will be the first sequel to the historical series. With Kit Harington confirmed.
Actress Emilia Clarke commented that she knew about the project through the actor himself, who is involved with the creative team. And the writer, George R. R. Martin also stopped to talk more on his blog, after all, he will be supervising everything (a guarantee that the story doesn’t lose its logic).
“I don’t really have a free moment today, truth be told, but I’m taking one as news has been out about Jon Snow’s development and I’m being inundated with requests for comment. So…,” he wrote. “Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in the works. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story was largely correct. Our working title for the show is SNOW,” he shared.
To try to stop more rumors, George went further.
“There are four live-action successor shows in development at HBO. Word got out about three of them some time ago. Ten Thousand Ships, about Nymeria, directed by Amanda Segel. Sea Snake, aka Nine Voyages, with Bruno Heller. And the show Dunk & Egg, The Hedge Knight or Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, with Steve Conrad writing. I think some of them have been officially announced; in other cases, the news leaked. (These things always seem to leak. There are so many people involved),” he revealed. “Snow has been in development for almost as long as the other three, but for some reason, it was never announced and never leaked… until now,” he teased.
According to George R. R. Martin, he tried to keep quiet in the interview he gave to House of the Dragon, but the reporter was visibly well informed, including about Kit Harington‘s participation. “I replied ‘No comment’ but clearly he found someone more approachable than me. Who? I don’t know, and I suspect I never will. A good journalist protects his sources. There’s not much more I can say, not until HBO gives me the green light.”
The writer also confirmed that the project came out of a suggestion from Kit Harington himself, who brought in the writing team and showrunner, all of whom he thought was amazing. And yes, he said he is directly involved with the project, but he added an important caveat.
“All four of these successor shows are still in the script stage. Sketches and treatments were written and approved, scripts were written, notes were given, and second and third drafts were written. So far, that’s all. This is how television works,” he wrote. ” Please note: nothing has been approved yet, and there is no guarantee when or if it will be… at any of these shows. The likelihood that all four series will air… well, I would love to, but that’s not how it works, normally.”
He also took the opportunity to explain that the inevitable comparisons between Rings of Power and House of the Dragon do not translate into wishing harm to the competitor. “I hope to be watching Rings of Power when it comes out. I want it to be great. I want him to run for many years to win Emmys and Golden Globes. And I want the same for House of the Dragon. Regardless of the awards, I want both shows to find a grateful audience and give them great television. Big fantasy. The more fantasy hits we have, the more fantasy we have.”
And Winds of Winter? “No, I haven’t forgotten. Was back with Tyrion last week,” he teased.
Now it’s time to follow…