KEY POINTS

  • George R.R. Martin opened up about the “Game of Thrones” sequel starring Kit Harington
  • The novelist revealed that the working title for the project is “Snow”
  • He said that they are still in the process of writing the script for the sequel

Preparations for the “Game of Thrones” sequel starring Kit Harington are in full swing, with George R.R. Martin confirming that the actor was the one who came up with the idea for the project.

In a blog post, the “GoT” creator confirmed that they have been working on the sequel, which has the working title “Snow,” for some time now, but it never got leaked until recently.

According to the 73-year-old novelist, “Snow” had been in development just as long as the other three “Game of Thrones”-inspired shows in the works at HBO — “10,000 Ships,” “9 Voyages” and “Dunk and Egg.”

Martin also confirmed what “GoT“ actress Emilia Clarke said in a recent interview with the BBC that “Snow” was Harington’s idea. He said that Clarke got it right because “it was Kit Harington who brought the idea to us.”

He continued, “I cannot tell you the names of the writers [and] showrunners, since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.”

During Clarke’s interview, she shared that Harington told her about the project and how involved he was in making it.

“He has told me about it. And I know it exists. It’s happening. 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,” she said.

Though the sequel was Harington’s idea, Martin said in his blog post he would be involved with the creative aspect of it, just like what he’s been doing with the other upcoming live-action shows.

“Kit’s team have visited me here in Santa Fe and worked with me and my own team of brilliant, talented writers/consultants to hammer out the show,” he said.

However, Martin noted that all four projects are still in the “script stage.” Outlines, treatments and drafts have been made, but none of the four have been greenlit for TV production yet.

The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news about the Jon Snow-centric “GoT” sequel last week.

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Kit Harington has shared his plans for after “Game of Thrones.” Macall B. Polay/HBO
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