Making a spinoff series about GOT’s Jon Snow is not a good idea. Game of Thrones was one of HBO’s most popular shows of all time and a landmark in popular culture. The show’s events, from the death of Ned Stark to the Red Wedding and the Battle of Winterfell, all became standalone miracles within a larger phenomenon whose effects are still being felt today.
Of course, not everything was sunshine and roses. The creative team made several controversial choices during the final season, which contributed to the polarizing conclusion of the show. House of the Dragon, a prequel series set hundreds of years before the main story’s events, is aware that the Game of Thrones ending is still pervasive in popular culture and will be a challenge to overcome. Knowing this, the decision to create a spinoff starring Jon Snow seems odd.
Jon Snow’s mission against the White Walkers and his Targaryen lineage, making him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, were perhaps the two most striking aspects of his story. Obviously, the Night King and the White Walkers lost, and his brother Bran Stark is now the King of Westeros.
What else can be said about GOT’s Jon Snow now that viewers have been exposed to the land Beyond the Wall and the wildlings in all their glory? It has all the makings of a fascinating and engaging show, but is it the best option? Those who thought they were wronged by the end of Game of Thrones are likely to be angered by this.
Given the ending of the season, a spinoff focusing on Jon Snow would make sense. His time spent with the wildlings and their adaptation to a world free of White Walkers could be the subject of a follow-up series. Bringing back an old character who has already had plenty of time to shine seems strange, but there must be more to the land Beyond the Wall than was shown in Game of Thrones and won’t be seen in House of the Dragon. Actually, HBO could benefit greatly from picking up a much better idea right now.
An Arya spinoff would be more appropriate and receive less initial criticism than a Jon Snow spinoff would. Leaving her family behind, Arya sets sail for the unknown lands to the west of Westeros at the end of Game of Thrones. It would be a shame to pass up a Star Trek-style series that explores a new part of the Game of Thrones world. Rather than a Jon Snow prequel or sequel, this would be the best option.