After the more than the controversial end of “Game of Thrones”, many have certainly wondered how the fantasy universe will continue. Thanks to the numerous novels and short stories by George R. R. Martin, there is definitely enough material for further series. HBO, the home station of “Game of Thrones”, is now also making use of the templates: On August 22, 2022, the first spin-off will start with “House of the Dragon” and the next one is already in development.
Because none other than fan-favorite Kit Harington is to return to Westeros as Jon Snow, as The Hollywood Reporter reports. While “House of the Dragon” takes place 200 years before the events of the main series, the “Jon Snow” series will continue the story of the character. Like “House of the Dragon,” it will be a live-action adaptation, not an animated series.
House of the Dragon: These spin-offs are yet to come
Many fans were disappointed by the fate of Jon Snow in the final season of “Game of Thrones”. Because the big revelation that he is actually called Aegon Targaryen and thus has a claim to the Iron Throne, played practically no role. Instead, he was banished from Westeros and retreated behind the wall in the north of the country. This is where the spin-off could start and continue to tell its story. At the same time, the infamous ending of the main series would be somewhat watered down.
The project is still in the early stages of development, which is why no authors and directors are known yet. Kit Harington’s involvement has also not yet been officially confirmed. Should the “Jon Snow” series actually come, other faces from “Game of Thrones” could reappear, such as Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner).
Some spin-offs have already been announced, but most have not been followed up. At the moment, these series are still in active development: “10,000 Ships” about the warrior princess Nymeria, “9 Voyages” to Lord Corly’s Velaryon aka Sea Serpent, an adaptation of the novellas about Dunk and Egg, and three animated series, including “The Golden Empire”, which is set in the land of Yi Ti, inspired by Chinese history.