George R.R. Martin and Emilia Clarke Confirm Details About the Jon Snow Spinoff

George R.R. Martin and Emilia Clarke Confirm the Jon Snow Spinoff

Last week, word broke that HBO is developing a Game of Thrones sequel series spinoff starring Kit Harington’s Jon Snow. Now, the news has been confirmed by no less than the author of the novels that inspired the original show, George R.R. Martin. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Martin wrote on his site that the potential series is called Snow, and it was all Harington’s idea. George R.R. Martin and Emilia Clarke.

“Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us,” said Martin. “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… I am involved, just as I am with The Hedge Knight and The Sea Snake and Ten Thousand Ships, and all the animated shows. Kit’s team have visited me here in Santa Fe and worked with me and my own team of brilliant, talented writer/ consultants to hammer out the show.”

However, Martin reminded fans that none of these potential series are guaranteed to go forward. So far, only House of the Dragon has been ordered to series.

“All four of these successor shows are still in the script stage” added Martin. “The likelihood of all four series getting on the air… well, I’d love it, but that’s not the way it works, usually.”

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In a separate interview with BBC, Harington’s former GoT co-star, Emilia Clarke, confirmed the news as well. She also revealed that Harington had told her about it himself.

“He has told me about it,” noted Clarke. “And I know it exists. It’s happening. 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.”

Regardless, Clarke said “No, I think I’m done” when asked if she could possibly reprise her role as Daenerys Targaryen. In the Game of Thrones series finale, Harington’s Jon Snow killed Daenerys before he went off into exile beyond the Wall.

For now, HBO has not officially announced Snow. But since it has been confirmed by both Martin and Clarke, it’s only a matter of time before that changes.

Are you looking forward to seeing Snow explore the future of GoT? Let us know in the comment section below!

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