George RR Martin: He confirms “GoT” offshoot with Kit Harington
George RR Martin
He confirms “GoT” offshoots with Kit Harington
Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has confirmed that a spin-off starring Kit Harington as Jon Snow is in the works.
Author George RR Martin (73), creator of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga, is a man of clear words. And so did he on his official website “Not A Blog” straight to the rumors of a new “Game of Thrones” spin-off starring Kit Harington (35): “Yes, there is a Jon Snow series in the making. The report from ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ true for the most part.”
The series initially has the working title “Snow” and is one of a total of four projects alongside “House of the Dragon”, which will start on Sky in Germany on August 22, 2022. In fact, “Snow” has been in the planning for just as long as the other three series “The Thousand Ships”, “Sea Snake” aka “Nine Voyages” and “The Hedge Knight”. “For whatever reason it was [‘Snow’, Anm. d. Red.] never announced or leaked…until now.”
Did Emilia Clarke spill the beans?
Martin’s blog entry also refers to an interview by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke (35), who told the BBC about the spin-off. Kit Harington “told me about it. I know it exists and it’s coming,” Clarke said. And what’s more: “As far as I understand it, Kit came up with the idea, so he’s been there from the start.”
This also confirmed Martin once again officially: “Yes, it was Kit Harington who approached us with the idea.” He cannot yet reveal who is planned as the scriptwriter and showrunner. “But she also brought Kit, his own team – and it’s great.”
According to Martin, it is not yet certain when or whether “Snow” or one of the other three series will actually be shot. “All four of these sequels are still in the scripting phase.” There are numerous reasons why a script never makes its way into a pilot, let alone an entire series. “That’s how business works.” In any case, it shouldn’t fail due to a lack of interest in a return of fan favorite Jon Snow.