Jon Snow’s Supposed Spin-Off: Game of Thrones Creators Pessimistic


The Game of Thrones franchise will continue to expand its universe this year with the second season of The House of the Dragon. Even though the series ended several years ago, the Game of Thrones franchise continues to grow with different series in the form of spin-offs and prequels. The first of them has been The House of the Dragon, which is waiting to premiere its second season this year. On the other hand, a series starring Jon Snow, one of the most beloved characters in the franchise, was also confirmed, but it seems that cancellation is getting closer.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunners of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, talked about the future spin-off focused on the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark and how the possibility of seeing him again on the small screen is increasingly lower. Weiss said, “It would be great; nothing would make us happier than working with our people from that show. But there are plenty of other ways to do it that are new and exciting for everyone involved. Plus, unless Kit Harington has been working out a lot, it is a very heavy cape for a man of about 40 years old: it weighs about 18 kilos.”

Benioff added, “Maybe if we waited longer, like in the late sequel to The Hustler, The Color of Money, which was a good sequel.”

Weiss further commented, “Maybe when we’re 80 and Kit gets closer to retirement, he can put that cape back on with real gray in his beard.” Although they have not confirmed that the series has been completely canceled, it seems that it is only a matter of time before HBO shelves this series that has not shown any signs of life since its announcement. Kit Harington is already immersed in other projects and it seems that his role as guard of the walls has already passed, so his chances of returning would be quite low.

Even so, Game of Thrones has many stories that it can tell in the form of a series or even a movie. In fact, the company confirmed this same year another spin-off in the form of a sequel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight which will adapt Dunk and Egg Tales, a series of short novels written by George RR Martin that recount the adventures and adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg.

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