Author George R. R. Martin made the announcement for the show himself in a blog post.
Game of Thrones was one of the biggest shows when it first premiered in 2011. After a successful run of eight seasons over the course of eight years, the show finally concluded in 2019 with record viewership on HBO. It was based on the fantasy novel series by George R. R. Martin and was named one of the best television series of all time.
With a series as successful as this, it was only normal for the show to have several spin-off projects. The world of Game of Thrones is vast and deep for the showrunners to continue giving fans what they want.
The most recent spin-off announcement is a show based on one of the most important characters in the series, Jon Snow. Martin made the announcement for the show himself. In a blog post, he wrote, "Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in development." He even revealed the show's working title, which will be: Snow. "SNOW has been in development almost as long as the other three, but for whatever reason, it was never announced and it never leaked… until now," he added in reference to the other spin-off shows that are in the works.
The other shows include Ten Thousand Ships, the Nymeria show, helmed by Amanda Segel; Sea Snake or Nine Voyages with Bruno Heller; And The Hedge Knight or Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, the Dunk & Egg show, with Steve Conrad writing. Martin spoke exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter's James Hibberd about the new project. He added, "All four of these successor shows are still in the script stage. Outlines and treatments have been written and approved, scripts have been written, notes have been given, and second and third drafts have been written." He also clarified that none of the shows were actually greenlit yet with a guarantee of being made.
Kit Harington, the actor who played Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones series, is set to reprise the role if the series moves forward. “It was Kit Harington who brought the idea to us," Martin clarified. "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.” Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys had previously revealed to the BBC about the project.
"[Kit] has told me about it," she had stated. "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."
HBO has already announced several other successors to the hit show as well. In 2021, three animated series were announced as in development at HBO Max with one being set in Yi Ti, a nation in Essos loosely based on Imperial China. The show's prequel series titled House of the Dragon was announced and it is scheduled to premiere on August 21, 2022. The Game of Thrones universe will never truly come to an end at this rate which is great news for the fans.