George R.R. Martin Confirms: 'There Is a Jon Snow Show in Development' - Rolling Stone
×
×
Home TV & Movies TV & Movies News

George R.R. Martin Confirms: ‘There Is a Jon Snow Show in Development’

“Please note: nothing has been green lit yet, and there is no guarantee when or if it will be,” author says of Game of Thrones spinoffs

George R.R. Martin Confirms: ‘There Is a Jon Snow Show in Development’George R.R. Martin Confirms: ‘There Is a Jon Snow Show in Development’

Helen Sloan/HBO

George R.R. Martin has officially confirmed that the much-rumored Game of Thrones spinoff centered on Jon Snow’s character is currently in development.

“There is a Jon Snow show in development,” the author whose A Song of Ice and Fire series inspired the series wrote on his website, but also emphasized that it has not received the green light from HBO yet. The working title is simply Snow.

Martin also confirmed that three other spinoffs are also in development. “There are four live-action successor shows in development at HBO.  Word got out about three of them some time ago,” he wrote. “Ten Thousand Ships, the Nymeria show, helmed by Amanda Segel. Sea Snake aka Nine Voyages, with Bruno Heller.   And the Dunk & Egg show, The Hedge Knight or Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, with Steve Conrad writing.”

All four are currently in the “script stage,” he added, noting that Snow has been in development for nearly as long as the other three, but it had not been announced or leaked like the others had. While Martin confirmed some of the rumors, he couldn’t provide a lot more detail, beyond what has already been reported.

“There’s not much more I can tell you, not until HBO gives me a green light,” he explained.”It seems as though Emilia Clarke has already mentioned that Snow was Kit’s idea in a recent interview. So that part is out.  Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us. 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.

“Various rumors are floating around about my involvement, or lack of same. I am involved, just as I am with The Hedge Knight and The Sea Snake and Ten Thousand Ships, and all the animated shows,” he continued. “Kit’s team have visited me here in Santa Fe and worked with me and my own team of brilliant, talented writer/ consultants to hammer out the show.”

While the news may make fans hopeful that the beloved GOT character will return to television soon, he cautioned that it is far from set in stone.

“Please note: nothing has been green lit yet, and there is no guarantee when or if it will be… on any of these shows,” he wrote. “The likelihood of all four series getting on the air… well, I’d love it, but that’s not the way it works, usually. There are all sorts of reasons pilots never get picked up to series, all sorts of reasons scripts never got shot as pilots, all sorts of reasons great treatments never get sent to script.  That’s the way the business works.”

The widely popular Game of Thrones aired its eighth and final season in April 2019. HBO will premiere the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon on Aug. 21. The new show is based on Martin’ s 2018 book Fire and Blood, a companion to the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Newswire

Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.