Game of Thrones may have ended in 2019, but the door on the George R.R. Martin-created universe is far from closed with the rise of prequel spinoff House of the Dragon.
Several Game of Thrones-related projects have been teased by HBO since before the premiere of the new season, and one of these projects, a sequel focused on Jon Snow with Kit Harington reprising his role as the former King in the North, was announced in June of this year.
Harington openly addressed the matter while recording the Happy Sad Confused Podcast with Josh Horowitz, joking, “The only thing I’ll say about that is I know nothing about it.” The witty remark is undoubtedly a tribute to Rose Leslie, who played Harington’s former Game of Thrones co-star and repeated the line “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
When Horowitz pressed that Martin had been openly discussing the project, Harington said, “Well, George is allowed to talk.” Without saying much else, the actor added, “I would be talking in riddles if I went any further.”
Soon after suspicions started to spread this summer, Martin’s ex-costar Emilia Clarke appeared to confirm the project’s reality. Martin then addressed the subject on his blog. Martin stated, “Yes, Kit Harrington presented the notion to us. “Since that information has not yet been approved for release, I am unable to provide you the names of the writers and showrunners… But Kit also brought his own crew in, and they are excellent.
Martin further added that he is involved in the creative process just as he is with other Game of Thrones projects. It seems like fans will have to wait a little longer for more details on the show’s future with HBO. Until then, they can binge episodes of Game of Thrones for their Jon Snow fix anytime on HBO Max.