Game ofThrones was a cultural and fantasy phenomenon, as well as being one of the network's most-viewed shows, even though the show's final season was not as good as it could have been. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Jon Snow-led sequel series is in the works.
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The beginning of the end for the Targaryans could be chronicled in the upcoming House of the Dragon, but Kit Harington could be in charge of Game of thrones. George R. R. Martin didn't give any source material beyond the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. There are a lot of general premises that can be explored in a potential Game ofThrones sequel show.
The White Wolf was exiled to the Night's Watch and Jon Snow was the second most disappointing character in the game of thrones. With the Night King defeated and his army of White Walkers gone, the Night's Watch doesn't seem to have much of a purpose. Seeing Jon's life in the "True North" with the Free Folk gives a refreshing blank slate of a premise.
Jon Snow's curtain call in season 8 is just open-ended enough to give a new writing team a chance to start a new character arcs. New adventures that eventually feed into a grander storyline and conflict could be justified by the fact that Jon and the Giantsbane are on screen again.
Jon was the only one who cared to see the Free Folk as they are. Spending those years seeing their humanity and trying to unite the bitter factions on the opposite side of the Wall against a daunting, more important threat could be used to reorganize them in season 8.
Game of thrones was strong in balancing action set pieces with character driven drama and it was at its best in the quieter moments. Jon Snow's journey through a newer part of the world to him could be a narrative piece for a potential sequel series.
This could be an excellent comeback for a character that deserves to remain in the pantheon of pop culture fantasy heroes.
The ending to Game of thrones season 8 was similar to Jon's. Following the Stark family's cruel separation, Maisie Williams' character went on a bleak globetrotting journey, and in the final season, she decides to leave again. The blank canvas for a future creative team to paint themselves is made easier by the fact that the world of Game of thrones hasn't been documented.
The original reports of a possible sequel series could pave the way for the original shows survivors to come back. After surviving the descent into an authoritarian overlord, the likes of Tyrion and Bran could easily justify a place in a dark fantasy epic.
The prospect of exploring land beyond both Westeros and Essos is a thrilling one, even if creatively risky. It is possible that the growth of Arya into a swashbuckling adventurer could be turned into a positive similar to Jon's banishment to the Night's Watch.
There are new sights that could be seen in the west and the places of Essos we have yet to see. The Shadow Lands of Asshai, where dragons were rumored to have originated, is a place that is ripe for the picking out of Martin's lore.
This sequel doesn't force audiences to watch more than a few seasons without the Starks interacting
There is a chance that her initial exploits across the seas will introduce a new threat that will force her to return home to Jon, Bran, and the rest of the gang.
It wasn't awe-inspiring, but the magic that was present in Game ofThrones was a sight to behold.
With a show that has more free narrative reign from the source material, this sequel can afford to lean a bit harder into the wonders of the world. Lady Melisandre brought forth the cultish dark magic of her Lord of Light and given how vast this universe is and the diversity of all the people in it, diving into the supernatural is a great opportunity for world building.
The 8th season of Game of Throne has left a bad taste in many peoples' mouths, but they will be in for a wake-up call once House of the Dragon comes in. If anyone can wipe off the stain that the end of the show left for Jon Snow, it is them.
House of the Dragon is set to premiere on August 21st, and Game ofThrones is available to watch on the other channels.