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'Game of Thrones' is still one of the world's most popular series, data shows, as HBO readies spinoffs including a new sequel about Jon Snow

28 July, 2022

HBO is developing a "Game of Thrones" sequel series starring Jon Snow, with actor Kit Harington set to return to the role.

Some headlines last week questioned the move. Paste asked if it could "reek any more strongly of desperation." Vice said that HBO has "hit rock bottom," writing "who asked for this?"

But data shows how popular "Game of Thrones," which ended its eight-season run in 2019, still is around the world three years after it concluded, and why HBO would want to expand the franchise. "House of the Dragon," a prequel series, debuts in August.

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