We can’t get enough of the myth and legend, that’s Game of Thrones, and we always crave new episodes. Even though the original series has bid us farewell, there will probably be a Game of Thrones spin-off. In this article we take a look at the latest news about the spin-off series, the possible Jon Snow sequel and shows like Game of Thrones. Let’s dive in!
Will There Be a Game of Thrones Spin-off?
Yes! We’re happy to announce that there will be a Game of Thrones spin-off. In fact, according to rumors, there are eight spin-off projects for the HBO series and three of them are animated series. Some of them are Tales of Dunk and Egg, Ten Thousand Ships, The Golden Empire and The Sea Snake. In addition, House of The Dragon is waiting in the wings to hit the screen. The spin-off will serve as a prequel and take place 200 years before the original series. Based on Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, it’ll follow the beginning of the end of House Targaryen and chronicle the Targaryen civil war known as “Dance of the Dragons” that’s tearing Westeros apart.
When will the Game of Thrones spin-off be released? Well, we’ve wonderful news! The series is scheduled to premiere on HBO on August 21, 2022. The first season will consist of 10 episodes. Let’s take a quick look at the House of The Dragon cast:
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen
Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
Is There a Jon Snow Sequel?
Fans would be happy to hear that there will be a Jon Snow sequel. The first Game of Thrones sequel is in production, and fan-favorite Jon Snow will be the main character in the series. We last saw him in the original series traveling north with surviving Wildlings after being exiled. So it looks like we’ll get to see the later events after his trip to the north and get the answer to the question, “What happened to Jon Snow?”
Will Kit Harington be back? He became everyone’s favorite with his role as Jon Snow in the original series. So, it’s very likely that he’ll reprise his role in the sequel. However, we don’t have much information about the sequel series yet.
What Will Replace Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones was undoubtedly the best epic fantasy TV series of all time and it’s quite difficult to replace it. The captivating story, the fantastic characters and the visual treat it gave us were perfect in every way and kept us glued to our seats for 8 seasons. But sadly, we’d have to say goodbye to our beloved series in 2019. If you’re looking for TV shows like Game of Thrones, we’ve put together some recommendations for you to watch while you wait for the upcoming spin-off House of The Dragon.
Based on the Polish author’s book series of the same name, The Witcher tells the story of Geralt of Rivia (played by Henry Cavill) and Princess Cirilla of Cintra (played by Freya Allan), who’re destined for each other by fate. It’s an epic story that will take you on a journey to a medieval atmosphere.
Vikings tells the epic story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who longs to explore- and raid- the distant shores beyond the ocean. The series consists of 6 episodes. There’s also a sequel called Vikings: Valhalla, the first season of which aired on February 25, 2022. The 2nd season is already in the works.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is based on a British fantasy novel by Bernard Cornwell, The Saxon Stories, and revolves around a hero named Uhtred who was born a Saxon but raised by Danes and now wants to reclaim the land of his ancestors. The story is set around 800 AD and describes the conflict between the Danes and the Saxons. The series has a total of 5 seasons and a sequel that’s currently in the works.
Outlander is a historical drama with a dash of science fiction. The series takes you to 1743 and revolves around a married woman who falls in love with a young Scottish warrior she meets while traveling back in time to Scotland.
The Wheel of Time
Speaking of shows like Game of Thrones, we can’t help but mention The Wheel of Time. This epic fantasy series follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), who’s looking for a group of five young villagers from the remote Two Rivers. She believes that one of them is the reincarnation of the Dragon, an extremely powerful channeler that broke the world. The Dragon Reborn is prophesied to either save the world from a primordial evil, the Dark One, or destroy it once again. The show is promising and can compete with Game of Thrones.