- A Jon Snow sequel series was in “early development” back in 2022.
- The working title of the show is Snow.
- As of May 2023, it’s unclear if the show will be greenlit.
Jon Snow’s story may not be finished. Back in 2022, it was reported that a Jon Snow sequel series was in the works. So, what’s the latest update about the spinoff? We don’t exactly know nothing.
The Game of Thrones universe continues to expand with House of the Dragon and the upcoming A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Night series. From what Kit Harington’s said about the series to the latest update, HollywoodLife has rounded up everything you need to know about the Jon Snow series.
Jon Snow Series Release Date
There is no Jon Snow series release date as of now. The show hasn’t been officially greenlit by HBO yet. The initial news was reported by The Hollywood Reporter in June 2022. At the time, the report claimed that the series was in “early development,” with Kit Harington set to return as the one and only Jon Snow.
Author George R. R. Martin confirmed in a blog post that same month that a Jon Snow series was in “development.” He noted that the working title for the show was Snow. George added, “Yes, it was Kit Harrington [sic] who brought the idea to us. I cannot tell you the names of the writers/showrunners, since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.”
Emilia Clarke, Kit’s former co-star, revealed that Kit had told her about the series. “It’s happening,” she told BBC News in June 2023. “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.”
In February 2023, Jimmy Fallon asked Kit point-blank about the spinoff series on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Kit was incredibly cryptic and said he “can’t say anything” about the series.
In May 2023, HBO’s head of drama, Francesca Orsi, gave an update about the Jon Snow series amid the ongoing writers’ strike. “We’re just working deeply with the writers to get it in shape for potential greenlight, but at this point, no, no determination on whether it can go all the way,” she told Deadline.
What Would The Jon Snow Series Be About?
The plot of the Jon Snow series hasn’t been officially revealed. In the Game of Thrones series finale, which aired in 2019 after 8 seasons, Jon Snow was exiled out of Westeros after killing Daenerys. He was last seen heading North of the Wall with the Wildlings. If the show does get greenlit, it would likely explore Jon’s life beyond the Wall.
“I think if you asked him, he would’ve felt he got off lightly,” Kit Harington told EW in December 2022. “At the end of the show when we find him in that cell, he’s preparing to be beheaded and he wants to be. He’s done. The fact he goes to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.”
He added, “He’s gotta go back up to the place with all this history and live out his life thinking about how he killed Dany, and live out his life thinking about Ygritte dying in his arms, and live out his life thinking about how he hung Olly, and live out his life thinking about all of this trauma, and that… that’s interesting.” Kit emphasized that Jon Snow is “not okay” at the end of the series.
Will Other Game Of Thrones Cast Return?
When asked if she’d ever return as Daenerys Targaryen, despite being killed by Jon Snow in the show’s series finale, Emilia Clarke responded to BBC News, “No, I think I’m done.” She was asked again in June 2023 about possibly reprising her role. “I don’t think so,” she told Extra. “Kit, I love you! I’m going to watch that one because of you, or I am gonna tell you I did.”
She added, “I wouldn’t be in it no, I don’t think so… He hasn’t called… ‘Bro, you are my neighbor okay… and you killed me, spoiler alert!’”
Prior to the news about the series being announced, Maisie Williams was asked about a potential return to the role of Arya Stark. “I’m not saying it would never happen, but I’m also not saying it in this interview so that everyone goes… [gasps] ‘The spinoff! It’s coming!’ Because it’s not. It has to be the right time and the right people. It has to be right in the context of all the other spin-offs and the universe of Game of Thrones… It has to be the right time for me,” she told GQ.
A couple of months later, the Jon Snow series was brought up to Maisie in an interview. “We had such a rich show, and there’s still so much story to tell,” she told PEOPLE. “I think it’s really exciting, and I think that Kit is such a phenomenal actor. Him playing Jon Snow was just like a cultural reset. I think everything that he touches is magic, and I’m excited to see what it’s going to be.”