Everyone is waiting for a “Game of Thrones” spinoff that will reportedly feature Jon Snow but unfortunately, this one is not happening – at least for now.
A rep for Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in GoT, revealed that the actor has not been approached to do a spin-off of HBO medieval drama, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Daily Star and several other media outlets in the UK reported over the weekend that Harington has been in talks in doing a GoT sequel series.
According to Daily Star, Jon Snow will be having his own series after season seven concludes next year. The site cited a senior HBO executive who confirmed: “exploratory talks” with Harington. The actor reportedly has already been on negotiation table after he was sworn to keep his character’s fate a secret.
Express noted that Harington is currently earning £684,000 per episode of GoT and a show of his own could put him on the list of highest paid actors.
However, HBO programming executive Michael Lombardo earlier confirmed to EW that there is no spinoff or prequel plan for “Game of Thrones.”
“If that were to happen it would have to come from [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] really feeling something, or [author George R.R. Martin] really feeling that it was the right thing to do,” he said. “Not knowing how this particular story ends, I don’t know. There are plenty of characters, secondary characters, [who] you could build a world around. We’re always going to be drawn to a strong creative vision. But we are not going to do that unless we feel their passion,” Lombardo added.
The GoT showrunners agreed that there is no plan for a spinoff as of now. “No, we don’t talk about that stuff. The job at hand is too enormous and challenging to be further diffusing ourselves by thinking about spin-offs,” Weiss said.
George R.R. Martin, on the other hand, told Entertainment Weekly in a separate interview that he is open to the possibility of a spinoff if the right sequel idea comes along. “There is certainly no lack of material. Every episode of The Naked City – one of the television shows I watched as a kid – ended with a voice-over: ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.’ There are eight million stories in Westeros as well … and even more in Essos and the lands beyond. A whole world full of stories, waiting to be told… if indeed HBO is interested,” he explained.
“Game of Thrones” season 6 airs every Sunday on HBO.