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Report: Jon Snow spinoff show in development. We're a little over two months away from the debut of House of the Dragon, the first successor show to Game of Thrones. But now we're getting word of another potential show in the Westeroverse -- the seventh such project believed to be in development -- and this one's a doozy: a true spinoff to Game of Thrones starring none other than Kit Harington as Jon Snow.

The Hollywood Reporter broke this news earlier tonight, though there are few details beyond its alleged existence at the moment, and there's no confirmation about it from either HBO or Harington. But the implications are huge. If such a show were to move forward, it would be the first true spinoff to Game of Thrones; all other known projects are prequels. And, as THR points out, the most significant implication here could be that "the project would upend Thrones' final season as the last word on the fates of the surviving characters."

We'll post any updates we get about this. But for now, let us know what you all think of this latest development.

External Link GRRM gives progress update on TWOW, HBO spinoffs. George R. R. Martin has given us his first progress update in what seems like a long while. First thing's first:

Yes, of course I am still working on THE WINDS OF WINTER. I have stated that a hundred times in a hundred venues, having to restate it endlessly is just wearisome. I made a lot of progress on WINDS in 2020, and less in 2021... but "less" is not "none."

Obviously it's disappointing to hear that progress on TWOW was slower in 2021 than 2020 and more so that there are no indications that the sixth book in the series will be coming any time soon. GRRM adds that he's also worked on the second volume of the Fire & Blood history book (which he might call "Blood & Fire"); an illustrated version of the first volume; and a previously unannounced "Who's Who in Westeros" book.

GRRM has much more to say about the state of the Game of Thrones spinoffs, on the other hand. House of the Dragon has wrapped filming and will be the first show that we get eyes on. He confirms that plenty of other shows remain in development for HBO Max and that he is working alongside various writers on every one. Bruno Heller is currently writing the pilot about Corlys Velaryon, tentatively called "The Sea Snake." Amanda Segel has delivered a few drafts of "Ten Thousand Ships," which focuses on the legendary Nymeria. Steve Conrad is helming a potential Dunk & Egg show, which might be called "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" or "The Hedge Knight." And there's at least one animated project in the works, too. The first one will be about Yi Ti, under the working title "The Golden Empire," and things there are moving very fast.

Read the whole blog post for all the details on every project GRRM seems to be working on, in and outside of Westeros.


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