Author George RR Martin reveals that Game of Thrones’ spinoff Snow, starring Kit Harington, has already been in development at HBO for several years.
George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Fire and Ice novel series that HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on, revealed that Kit Harington’s reported Jon Snow spinoff series has apparently been in development for quite a while.
Along with revealing the working title of the spinoff to be Snow, the author dropped some details about the upcoming series in a post on his personal blog, Not a Blog.. “There are four live-action successor shows in development at HBO,” Martin wrote. “SNOW has been in development almost as long as the other three, but for whatever reason it was never announced and it never leaked… until now.”
Martin went into further detail about the other spinoffs in development and how he is involved with the production of all of them. “Word got out about three of them some time ago,” he wrote. “TEN THOUSAND SHIPS, the Nymeria show, helmed by Amanda Segel. SEA SNAKE, aka NINE VOYAGES, with Bruno Heller. And the Dunk & Egg show, THE HEDGE KNIGHT or KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, with Steve Conrad writing. I think some of these were officially announced; in other cases, news leaked out.”
Snow was first reported to be in development earlier this month. It was also reported to be taking place after Game of Thrones‘ controversial series finale, which saw Jon Snow exiled from Westeros after he killed his lover Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), whose ancestors are the focus of the upcoming House of the Dragon spinoff. Along with starring in the series, Harington himself was the one who brought the idea for Snow to HBO and Martin. “[Snow has] been created by Kit as far as I can understand, so he’s in it from the ground up,” Clarke recently said when asked about the show, which Martin went on to confirm in his blog post.
While Game of Thrones fans may be excited with the multiple projects in the works, Martin clarified that none of the reported spinoffs are confirmed currently. “All four of these successor shows are still in the script stage. Outlines and treatments have been written and approved, scripts have been written, notes have been given, second and third drafts have been written. So far, that’s all. This is the way television works,” he wrote. “Please note: nothing has been green lit yet, and there is no guarantee when or if it will be… on any of these shows. The likelihood of all four series getting on the air… well, I’d love it, but that’s not the way it works, usually.”
Snow has no release date at this time. House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on August 21.
Source: Not a Blog
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