Kit Harington confirms Jon Snow prequel is off the table: ‘Nothing really stuck’ - Hindustan Times

Kit Harington confirms Jon Snow prequel is off the table: ‘Nothing really stuck’

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Apr 10, 2024 07:27 AM IST

As Game of Thrones nerds look forward to season 2 of House of the Dragon, they've just learnt that the much-anticipated Jon Snow prequel has now been shelved.

Winter, apparently, is not coming back. Kit Harington has shut down talk of a Jon Snow sequel to HBO's massive hit Game of Thrones. “There are no plans for it at the moment. It’s off the table for the foreseeable,” Harington told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, while promoting his new crime drama film Blood for Dust. (Also Read: Game of Thrones creator reveals his favourite character death from the show. No, it's not Joffrey's)

Kit Harington says the Jon Snow prequel has been shelved
Kit Harington says the Jon Snow prequel has been shelved

Game of Thrones ended in 2019 after 8 seasons, but the prospect of spinoffs were bandied about. Fans had to wait three years for the only one that's aired thus far, the HBO prequel, House of the Dragon, set two centuries before Game of Thrones.

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A sequel centered around the popular Jon Snow, who started Game of Thrones as an outcast and brother of the Night's Watch and fought his way to more power in Westeros and the truth of his ancestry, had reportedly been in development for a few years.

“We sort of threw around a few ideas. Nothing really stuck, and we’re going to leave it there for the moment,” Harington, 37, said. An HBO spokesperson declined comment to the AP.

The Snow-centric sequel isn't the first spinoff put on ice. In 2019, HBO recently dropped a prequel set thousands of years beforehand. Starring Naomi Watts, it had already filmed a pilot episode.

As for Harington, he recently partnered again with HBO for an appearance on the third season of the network’s drama Industry, which premieres later this year. The actor said he was “really excited” about being on the show, based on London’s cutthroat financial world. “I just think it’s one of the most unique, interesting, tonally, exciting pieces out there,” Harington said.

The second season of House of the Dragon is set to premiere on June 16 — and fans eager for more Westeros can look forward to the prequel Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight. Warner Bros. announced last week that Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell will lead the series, set 100 years before Game of Thrones.

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