Jon Snow spin-off series is Kit Harington's brainchild

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  • Kit Harington was the driving force behind a Game of Thrones spin-off about his character Jon Snow.
  • In a blog post on his website, George RR Martin said the 35-year-old brought the idea to them.
  • According to the author, the working title for the series is Snow.

Kit Harington is involved in a Game of Thrones spin-off about his character Jon Snow, the actor's co-star on the hit fantasy television series, has said.

In an interview with Britain's BBC, actor Emilia Clarke was asked about a report in industry publication The Hollywood Reporter last week, which stated that US network HBO was in early development for a spin-off show with character Jon Snow at the helm.

It said Harington, who played the character on all of Game of Thrones eight seasons, was "attached to reprise the role should a series move forward".

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"He has told me about it. And I know it exists. It's happening," Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, told the BBC.

"It's been created by Kit as far as I can understand, so he's in it from the ground up. So, what you will be watching, hopefully, if it happens, is certified by Kit Harington."

A representative for Harington, 35, was not immediately reachable for comment.

Based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels by American author George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones first aired in 2011, becoming a global phenomenon. The award-winning HBO series wrapped up in 2019 with a finale that divided fans.

Prequel House of the Dragon, which is set 200 years before the original series, is scheduled to premiere in August.

Asked by the BBC if she would consider featuring in a Game of Thrones spin-off, Clarke said: "No, I think I'm done."

Martin confirmed Clarke's comments in a blog post on his website on Thursday.

"Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in development. Our working title for the show is Snow," he wrote.

The 73-year-old also said that it was indeed Harington who "brought the idea to us."

"I cannot tell you the names of the writers/showrunners since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific," he wrote.

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