Kit Harington in the series center: Author confirms “Game of Thrones” offshoot

Kit Harington at the center of the series
Author confirms “Game of Thrones” offshoot

There have been rumors for a long time, now it’s official: “Game of Thrones” creator George RR Martin confirms that an offshoot of and with Kit Harington as Jon Snow is in the making. The series has the working title “Snow”. Emilia Clarke had already blurted it out.

Author George RR Martin, the 73-year-old creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga, is a man of clear words. And so did he on his official website “Not A Blog” Directly commenting on the rumors of a new “Game of Thrones” spin-off starring 35-year-old Kit Harington: “Yes, there is a Jon Snow series in the making. The report from ‘The Hollywood Reporter ‘ mostly true.” The character Jon Snow played by Harington is originally called Jon Snow.

The series initially has the working title “Snow” and is one of a total of four projects alongside “House of the Dragon”, which will start on Sky in Germany on August 22, 2022. In fact, “Snow” has been in the planning for just as long as the three other series “The Thousand Ships”, “Sea Snake” aka “Nine Voyages” and “The Hedge Knight”. “For whatever reason it was (‘Snow’, editor’s note) never announced or leaked…until now.”

Did Emilia Clarke spill the beans?

Martin’s blog entry also refers to an interview by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, who to the BBC commented on the offshoot. Kit Harington “told me about it. I know it exists and it’s coming,” said 35-year-old Clarke. And what’s more: “As far as I understand it, Kit came up with the idea, so he’s been there from the start.”

Martin confirmed this once again officially: “Yes, it was Kit Harington who approached us with the idea.” He cannot yet reveal who is planned as the scriptwriter and showrunner. “But she also brought Kit, his own team – and it’s great.”

According to Martin, it is not yet certain when or whether “Snow” or one of the other three series will actually be shot. “All four of these sequels are still in the scripting phase.” There are numerous reasons why a script never makes its way into a pilot, let alone an entire series. “That’s how business works.” In any case, it shouldn’t fail due to a lack of interest in a return of fan favorite Jon Snow.

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