The game isn't over yet: Kit Harington returns to 'Game of thrones' in sequel that's all about him

Wout Desmytere & Jef Van Hoofstat

In the United States alone, the latest episode of Game of thrones no fewer than thirteen million viewers in 2019. Do we need to explain why a sequel is being worked on? The series, about the battle for the throne in the fantasy world of Westeros, has grown in recent years into one of the most popular series of all time. Even the – generally – less popular last season could not change that.

So it makes sense that HBO wants to forge the iron while it’s still hot. The American pay channel is currently working on a series about Jon Snow, the character of actor Kit Harington. It is only about embryonic plans for the time being, but Harington would have already committed to reprise his role if the provisionally unnamed project goes ahead.

The story of the new series would build a sequel to the events Game of thrones† In it, Jon Snow’s story ended when he retreated to the far north in search of a simple life. There is no word yet on the new plot or characters.

Five more series in the making

Like Disney every drop out these days star wars presses – the currently running Obi-Wan Kenobi also brought a beloved character back from his reclusive life – HBO is far from done with it either Game of thrones† The first attempt at a spin-off was rejected at the last minute at the end of 2019, but that damage has been more than made up for. In August we get the prequel series House of the dragon presented, five other series are in the making – a concrete date has not yet been announced(see below).

The makers would have to do without source material from George RR Martin, the author of the books on which the series is based. Although that does not make much difference, because the screenwriters overtook Martin years ago. During the making of the last three seasons, they could only rely on the rough ideas the writer had for his last two books. Eleven years later, they still have not appeared, much to the chagrin of the fans. Hopefully it won’t be as long for them to wait for the new series.

These series are also coming

House of the dragon

The first spin-off of Game of thrones will be released on HBO this summer. House of the dragon Set two hundred years before the events of the original series, it focuses on the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen, one of the series’ most popular characters.

Ten thousand ships

This series is set a thousand years before the events Game of thrones occasionally revolves around Princess Nymeria, who is mentioned only a few times in the series. There is not yet a cast, but there are already some first scenarios ready.

The sea snake

First this series Nine voyages were going to be called, but at HBO apparently they didn’t want two series with numbers in the title. The series follows the adventures of seafarer Corlys ‘The sea snake’ Velaryon, a character who will be seen for the first time in House of the dragon† So a spin-off of a spin-off. Can everyone still follow?

The Tales of Dunk and Egg

For this series, the makers can go back to the books of the same name by George RR Martin. They pretend 90 years Game of thrones occasionally revolve around the adventures of a knight and his squire.

The golden empire

Unlike the other projects, this should be an animated series, set in Yi Ti. That’s a fictional nation that was mentioned a few times in Game of thronesbut has never been visited.

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