Game of Thrones Jon Snow Spinoff Release Date, News & Update: What To Expect from Kit Harington's Snow

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George R. R. Martin has confirmed that the sequel series Snow is in the works, just weeks before the debut of the first prequel House of the Dragon. Here's all we know so far about Kit Harington's Game of Thrones Jon Snow spinoff.

Game of Thrones Jon Snow Spinoff in Development

Martin stated on his “Not a Blog” that a Game of Thrones Jon Snow spinoff was in development. The author also mentioned that the series' working title was Snow. However, he refused to provide any other information until he had permission.


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“Yes, it is true,” Martin wrote. “There’s not much more I can tell you, not until HBO gives me a green light. Our working title for the show is SNOW. Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us.”

Martin said that the "second and third drafts" of the script had been written but provided no further information about the show's plot. Additionally, we are aware that the story occurs after the events of Game of Thrones.

Kit Harington’s Brainchild

For the past three years, several Game of Thrones spinoffs has been under development at HBO. One of them is The Sea Snake, which is said to center on the Corlys Velaryon character that Steve Toussaint played in House of the Dragon.

There's also Ten Thousand Ships, a story set 1,000 years before Game of Thrones that follows Princess Nymeria, an ancestor of House Martell. The Dunk and Egg series, which will be "a faithful adaptation" of Martin's novellas, is also in the works.

Three animated prequel projects are also rumored to be in the works, including The Golden Empire, which is set in the China-inspired land of Yi Ti.


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Snow, on the other hand, was not mentioned until mid-June of this year. This series did not originate with Martin and his original material, according to Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen). It came from Harington instead.

“It’s been created by Kit as far as I can understand, so he’s in it from the ground up,” Clarke told the BBC. “So what you will be watching, hopefully, if it happens, is certified by Kit Harington.”

Snow Release Date

The Game of Thrones Jon Snow spinoff will be very different from Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon because there is no source material to draw on. Although Martin will take part, this is primarily a Harington effort. The showrunners and writers were chosen by the actor, and according to Martin, they are "terrific."

Even then, there is no assurance that Snow or any other Game of Thrones spinoff will air (aside from House of the Dragon). Martin claims that none of those Game of Thrones-related enterprises has received approval.

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“The likelihood of all four series getting on the air [The Sea Snake, Ten Thousand Ships, Dunk & Egg, and Snow]… well, I’d love it, but that’s not the way it works, usually,” Martin said.

House of the Dragon, meanwhile, premieres Sunday, Aug. 21, on HBO.