HBO has been slow to start with the expected avalanche of sequels, prequels and spin-offs of ‘Game of Thrones’, its success inspired by George RR Martin’s books, especially since one of the most ambitious that it had in its portfolio was cancelled, the prequel whose pilot cost ten million dollars, was cancelled. But now it seems to have definitely set the machinery in motion, first with another prequel that we will see this summer.‘The House of the Dragon’, and then, According to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’‘, with a sequel starring Jon Snow.
Kit Harington will return for the sequel, presumably retaking his character, one of the most beloved by the public in the series, at the moment he left it. That is, when Jon Snow discovers at the end of the series that his real name is Aegon Targaryen, that is, a potential heir to the Iron Throne. Although the series concluded with the character leaving Westeros in the company of the Free People.
If we continue with this plot, we could have both adventures under his new condition, and return to the palace intrigues around the throne. Without a doubt, one of the most interesting perspectives is to see the return of the characters we met in the series (the few that are still alive, of course), or their descendants and heirs. An indisputably attractive prospect for fans.
‘The Hollywood Reporter rightly points out in its news that this strategy is not far from what Disney does with its Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ franchises. That is to say, individual series with characters of which there are still things to tell, beyond moving us to another time or another place, as ‘The House of the Dragon’ is doing, which takes place 200 years before what was seen in the first series. It is rumored that ‘Game of Thrones’ is going to generate more than one spin-off in the future, so we will soon be able to start detecting possible HBO strategies with them.