When Game of Thrones first came to HBO, no one expected it to be one of the greatest and most beloved television programs of all time. For the first 6 seasons, it was an unstoppable piece of media, with audiences around the world tripping over themselves to watch week after week. When Season 8 came around after a long delay, problems appeared–not the least of which was the series finale which infuriated countless fans and delivered endings to characters that weren’t satisfying in the least. Key among them was that of Jon Snow.
Jon Snow was a character that many connected to in the beginning because he was an illegitimate son trying to prove his worth. Season after season, he endured, grew, and became someone fans rooted for to the ends of the Earth. During the series finale, he killed his aunt/lover in Daenerys Targaryen, and his punishment was being sent back to the Wildlings and going back to the true North. The end.
Or is it? Reports have emerged claiming that Kit Harrington is set to return as Jon in a sequel series set after the events of Game of Thrones.
This series would take place after the main books that George R.R Martin still hasn’t finished, and thus would be nothing more than OC stories. Will the stories follow Jon and the Wildlings? He’s banished and can’t come back to the kingdoms per se, and the true North doesn’t seem like a place for a lot of stories now that the White Walker are gone.
With another spinoff, House of the Dragon, set to air soon, we’ll see if this show has any legs.