The Game Of Thrones series ended in 2019, but the franchise lives on. “House Of The Dragon” awaits us in August, but another series project was recently announced. Kit Harington will return as Jon Snow and get his own spin-off.
However, our YouTube editor Sebastian is skeptical: In the video above he talks about his expectations for the Jon Snow series and why he fears that “Game Of Thrones” will now “Star Wars“ mimics. He also summarizes which other “GoT” offshoots are currently in the works.
The following paragraphs reflect the opinion of our video editor Sebastian Gerdshikow and contain spoilers for the main Game Of Thrones series.
The motivation behind the spin-off seems logical: Kit Harington was a fan favorite of the original series, his character Jon Snow was a hugely popular figure. A series should therefore benefit from its popularity, at least in terms of ratings. But it is doubtful whether this is also a good idea from a creative point of view.
Jon Snow’s story appears to have ended after Game Of Thrones. After his lover Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) went berserk and he was forced to kill her, he headed to the cold north with Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) and some wildlings. But what is to come now?
The Night King and his undead army may not be completely defeated after all and he will have to face Ice Zombies again. Or he turns back because there is trouble in the Seven Kingdoms now ruled by Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright). No matter how you look at it, a sequel just isn’t interesting.
The Jon Snow spin-off threatens to go in a similar vein to the “Star Wars”Obi-Wan Kenobi” series. Not that the Jedi adventure is bad, but it’s not particularly good either, and it feels like the series exists solely to capitalize on the popularity of its title character.
In general, it is to be feared that “Game Of Thrones” will become more and more “Star Wars’ oriented and keeps popular characters coming back, even when their stories have actually already been told.
Similar to “Star Wars“ there are currently many other projects in the works or have at least been announced at some point, including the following four series:
- “10,000 Ships” about the warrior queen Nymeria, who rescued 10,000 ships in the war against Valyria. Arya named her direwolf after her.
- “9 Voyages” about the nine great voyages of Corlys Velaryon, which could give insights into the most remote corners of the world of “Game Of Thrones”.
- A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms, about the knight Duncan the Tall and his squire, the young Aegon Targaryen V. This series, based on the Dunk And Egg novels written by George RR Martin, was announced very early and hasn’t materialized for a long time new information, so that it is not entirely clear whether it will come at all.
- An as yet untitled animated “Game of Thrones‘ series set to take place in the kingdom of Yi Ti, far from Westeros.
All of this shows that HBO still has a lot planned for the “Game Of Thrones” brand. But it remains to be seen whether fans will still be interested in this fantasy world after the controversial finale of the main series. A first test balloon will be sent this summer: “House Of The Dragon” starts in Germany on August 22, 2022 on Sky.
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