Fans of HBO’s popular drama Game of Thrones will get one more sequel apart from the confirmed House of The Dragon. This one is on Jon Snow, and you know nothing, or at least, not half of it. Read it all here.
HBO’s popular show Game of Thrones made its mark by becoming the most pirated show in the current lockdown. It speaks volumes about the mania and frenzy that the show induces on its fans, in millions and spread out all across the globe.
- All the latest news about the ‘Game of Thrones’ franchise-
- What has been Kit Harrington’s reaction?
- The upcoming sequel! ‘House of The Dragon’
- Which characters will we get to see?
For the show’s die-hard fans, it’s been too long since they saw their favorite characters — Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and others — on screen, although the show only concluded last year. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming spinoffs.
As you probably know, the show is based on the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R.R. Martin, and adapted on TV for HBO by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.
The show’s massive commercial success and popularity has made floated several concepts for spinoffs based on the novels. However, the only confirmed spinoff is House of The Dragon, which is supposed to serve as a prequel to the mother show.
All that is latest about the Game of Thrones franchise
George R.R. Martin kept his impatient fans waiting for the final novel in the series for a long time now. The Winds of Winter was supposed to release a year back and fans are getting really impatient with him as he keeps delaying the launch of the book.
Fans came up with memes on July 29, a date he had promised for the book, failing which he would set his own imprisonment.
In a blog post, he wrote,
“If I don’t have The Winds of Winter in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done,”.
It seems we are nowhere closer to The Winds of Winter anymore than we were a year ago. Some writer’s block this is.
What has Kit Harrington’s reaction been?
Kit Harrington was asked if he would like to go back to the show for a spinoff series as Jon Snow in an interview, and his reaction might bring a tear to the eye of fans. He said he was sad about leaving a role he had played for almost a decade, but in regards to a possible spinoff, he quoted, “Not on your life”.
So, it seems that things indeed look bleak for Jon Snow’s fans who were expecting him to make a return. But hey! At least we have House of The Dragon to look forward to.
The upcoming sequel!
House of The Dragon came as a major respite from HBO for Game of Thrones fans, and it appears that the casting has already begun. The prequel spinoff will take us back in time to nearly 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones to the tumultuous, macabre and violent times of the Targaryen civil war.
The Targaryen civil war was a bloody conflict between the members of House Targaryen for the Iron Throne. The conflicts were characterised by gruelling battles, mass scale deaths and most of all, dragons fighting dragons.
Which characters will we get to see?
Since the spinoff and the main show are located 300 years apart, fans can expect almost no overlap of characters, which means we will not get to see either Daenerys or Jon Snow or Tyrion in House of The Dragon.
However, if you have a sharp eye, you may be able to spot Maester Aemon or Brynden Rivers (the man in the tree).