The first official Game of Thrones fan convention is happening in Los Angeles this weekend, and many of the show’s stars are in attendance, including Kit Harington who played Jon Snow throughout the show’s entire eight seasons.
Earlier this year, there were reports that a spinoff series centered on Jon Snow was in development at HBO, and many fans think the project will officially be announced by Harington at the convention.
In fact, HBO just released a recap video about the character which is a strong indication that the announcement is coming soon…
How Did the Jon Snow Spinoff Come About?
During an interview with Variety earlier this year, Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) not only confirmed that the Jon Snow series is in development, but that Harington was developing it himself.
“He has told me about it. And I know it exists. It’s happening,” Clarke told the trade. “It’s been created by Kit as far as I can understand, so he’s in it from the ground up. So what you will be watching, hopefully, if it happens, is certified by Kit Harington.”
Funnily enough, Harington said back in 2020 that he was done playing characters like Jon Snow. In an interview with The Telegraph (via Uproxx), Harington spoke about how he feels that men have an emotional “blockage” which isn’t something he wants to keep portraying in his work.
What Does Kit Harington Think About House of the Dragon?
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about his film Blood for Dust, Harington was asked about the Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon. He’s a few episodes behind, but he did call the show “brilliant,” saying that he has enjoyed how the creative team chose to continue the franchise’s story.
“You know, I’ve fallen off a bit – not because I’m not enjoying it – but just been very busy. But I’m gonna catch up,” Harington said. “I’m sort of halfway through the season. I need to watch the second half, so I’m gonna try and avoid any kind of spoilers. I mean, it’s great. They’ve done a brilliant job with it. I’m really impressed with that show and how they’ve continued it.”
Who is in the Snow Game of Thrones series cast?
Kit Harington as Jon Snow is the only confirmed cast member of the Game of Thrones spin-off series. Harington pitched the series so will definitely return to star in it. Emilia Clarke has confirmed that she will not return as Daenerys Targaryen for the show.
Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon creator George R.R. Martin confirmed on his blog that the working title for the spin-off is simply ‘Snow.’
Kit Harington brought the idea to him and HBO Max, along with the unrevealed showrunners. The show was finalizing scripts in June 2022 but still has not been greenlit. It is a sequel to Game of Thrones and will continue Jon Snow’s journey beyond the wall following the series finale.