A sequel to Game of Thrones is in the works, reported in Hollywood Reporter, actor Kit Harington will be playing the lead role of Jon Show. During his stint on Thrones, Harington won two Emmys, one for best supporting actor and one for best lead actor in a drama series.
The last installment in the popular HBO series debuted in 2019 after keeping viewers riveted for nearly a decade.
The upcoming version, described as a “live-action spin-off series” will be set in a timeframe after the earlier Game of Thrones epic. In the final installment, Jon Show had been exiled from Westeros and was forced to voyage north beyond The Wall together with the Wildings–this after learning that his real name was Aegon Targaryen and that he was a would-be heir to the Iron Throne. The sequel might also see the return of Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams to play the roles of Snow’s half-siblings Sansa and Arya Stark.
Fans are already anticipating the HBO premiere of the House of the Dragon series in August. In ten episodes, the series will narrate the comings and goings of House Targaryen, which spawned Daenerys Targaryen.
It is based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood novel.
Since his last appearance in Game of Thrones, Harington has played Dane Whitman in Eternals, an offering of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s also appeared in Amazon’s Modern Love. At London’s National Theatre, the British actor played the title role in Shakespeare’s Henry V.
The new sequel would join several other prequels being developed by HBO, including 10,000 Ships/Nymeria with Amanda Segel, 9 Voyages/The Sea Snake with Bruno Heller, and Dunk and Egg with Steve Conrad. Also in the mix are three animated prequel films, including The Golden Empire, a Chinese-inflected saga set in the land of Yi Ti.