A 'Game of Thrones' spin-off focusing on Jon Snow is in early development

Actor Kit Harington is reportedly attached to the project after eight seasons in the hit show

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Send a raven — a Game of Thrones sequel starring Jon Snow is reportedly in early development.

Kit Harington — who played stoic warrior Snow and was last seen being banished from Westeros — is set to reprise his role if the spin-off series goes ahead, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety said, citing anonymous sources.

Show creators HBO declined to comment and Harington's representatives did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

If the show gets a green light, it would be the latest in a rapidly expanding TV universe based on George RR Martin's fantasy novels.

Three live-action prequel series are already in the works — including House of the Dragon, which hits screens this August — as well as three animated prequels.

But the purported Jon Snow series would be the first to be set after the events of smash hit Game of Thrones, which bowed out with a deeply divisive final season in 2019.

While several major characters died, Snow — who was revealed to be Aegon Targaryen, a potential heir to the Iron Throne — left Westeros in exile, headed for the icy and wild North.

His character had already been brought back from death after being betrayed earlier in the show's run.

News of the possible spin-off drew mixed reaction from fans online, with some delighted to see more of arguably the standout character from Thrones, and others questioning the logic of picking up from the original show's disappointing finale.

During its eight-year run from 2011, Thrones was a global phenomenon, scooping a record 59 Emmys with its warring families, fire-breathing dragons and medieval violence.

Martin signed a five-year deal with HBO in 2021, reportedly worth "mid-eight figures" in dollars, to develop shows both within and beyond the Thrones universe.

Updated: June 21, 2022, 7:37 AM
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