Kit Harington is reportedly set to resume his role as Jon Snow in a GOT spinoff

Kit Harington Confirmed His GOT Spinoff Is No Longer Being Developed

Sorry, Game of Thrones fans...

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It sounds like winter isn’t coming again after all. Three years after Game of Thrones fans said goodbye to Jon Snow in the epic series finale, the beloved character was rumored to make a return to Westeros. Following tons of chatter about HBO developing spinoffs for its hit fantasy series, a Game of Thrones spinoff all about Jon Snow was announced in 2022, with Kit Harington attached to reprise his most famous role. However, Harington shared a disappointing update about the project in 2024.

In the summer of 2022, The Hollywood Reporter revealed HBO was working on a sequel series that would star Harington as Jon Snow. At the time, there had been buzz of several potential spinoffs, but this would be the first to follow the direct timeline of events in Game of Thrones, reportedly picking up with Jon where the show left off.

However, now it doesn’t look like the show is going to make it to screens. After no updates on the project for two years, Harington confirmed to ScreenRant on April 9 that the spinoff is no longer being developed.

Currently, it's off the table,” Harington said. “We all couldn't find the right story to tell that we were all excited about enough. So, we decided to lay down tools with it for the time being. There may be a time in the future where we return to it, but at the moment, no. It's firmly on the shelf.”

The reason for stepping away from the spinoff seems to be a lack of source material related to Jon Snow’s future after Game of Thrones. As a reminder, the final episode of Game of Thrones saw Jon exiled beyond the Wall to live out the rest of his days alongside the other men of the Night’s Watch. This punishment was given to Jon after he (spoiler alert) drove a knife through Daenerys Targaryen to prevent her from becoming queen. Daenerys’ fatality came as a shock to viewers, since her journey to the throne had been built up for eight seasons only to be cut short right at the finish line. Jon’s sentencing to the Night’s Watch left his future to the imagination, as author George R. R. Martin hasn’t revealed much about Jon’s later life.


Though the Jon Snow-centric sequel doesn’t sound too likely anymore, fans still have other spinoffs to look forward to that ares confirmed. House of the Dragon is still flying high into its second season, and HBO has also picked up the prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight.

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