According to Martin, “Snow”, as the series is called, is the fourth under development at HBO, alongside “Ten thousand ships”, “Sea snake” and “The hedge knight”.
Jon Snow is one of the main characters in “Game of Thrones”. He was played by Kit Harington, and it is rumored that this is a sequel where viewers can follow the character’s fate after the final scenes in the popular fantasy series.
“Yes, it was Kit Harington who came up with the idea for us”, writes Martin, who can not say anything about the others involved but who says that the development is still in the script stage.
Martin himself has, exactly as with all other TV series in the “Game of thrones” sphere, has been involved and “Kit’s group has visited me here in Santa Fe and worked with me and my own group of fantastic, talented writers / consultants on how to hammer out the series ”.
That all four series would actually go on to production is perhaps not very likely, Martin suggests.
“I would love if it happened, but that’s not how it usually works,” he writes.
Further series, “House of the Dragon”, will be the first spin-off to actually air starting at the end of the summer. Another series with Naomi Watts, which never got an official name, was scrapped after a recorded pilot episode turned out not to measure up. The price for recording the episode should have been $ 30 million.
It was a huge pressure to get it right and I do not think it would have worked, said Robert Greenblatt, former chairman of Warner Media, in an interview.