Trending Jon Snow’s Spin-off Series ‘Game of Thrones’ on Twitter

‘Game of Thrones’ has frozen the Twitter contest on Variety‘s Trending TV chart for the week of June 13-19, climbing to the top spot with over 253,000 engagements on the social media platform.

HBO’s fantasy drama, which wrapped its monumental eight-season run in 2019, surprisingly returned to the conversation not for its upcoming spin-off, ‘House of the Dragon,’ but after news broke that Kit Harington is attached. to a Jon Snow spin-off series currently in development.

The potential show would take place after the events of the “Game of Thrones” finale, in which Jon and his werewolf Ghost took off with the Wildlings to the Haunted Forest to start a new life. The timeline means fans can expect cameos from other surviving fan-favorite characters, which added to the overall conversation.

The spinoff wasn’t the only reason the hit series returned to Twitter last week. In a new interview, ‘Thrones’ alum Maisie Williams admitted she was surprised when her character, Arya Stark, had sex with Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie) in the final season, having always played the character assuming she was queer.

That was enough to usurp “Stranger Things” from the top spot for the first time in three weeks. Still, Upside Down players added 193,000 more engagements to the sci-fi series’ recent streak as viewers continued to catch up or re-watch the first part of Season 4. Speculation on the final two episodes, which is slated for release July 1 on Netflix, also contributed to the general conversation.

“Ms. Marvel’s engagement also declined among Twitter users, dropping more than 60% week-over-week to land in third place. Following its debut, the Disney+ series has recorded the lowest viewership of any MCU show on the streaming service, but fans continued to dissect the episodic plot points (as well as the show’s impressive soundtrack). , the program drew 128,000 engagements ahead of the third installment this week.

In fourth place, another consistent topper, “Heartbreaker,” continued to dominate Twitter. However, the focus has shifted from the show itself, which was renewed for second and third seasons at the end of May, and is now being used as a comparison to the new Netflix series “First Kill.”

Fans of the LGBT vampire drama are using the success of “Heartstopper” to push for a second season renewal after the June 10 drop.

Rounding out this week’s Top 5 is Amazon Prime Video’s entry “The Summer I Got Pretty,” based on Jenny Han’s trilogy of books. The coming-of-age drama debuted Friday with several key changes from the books. Taylor Swift’s soundtrack also helped engage fans online.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty” features a young girl named Belly (Lola Tung), who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with two brothers, after growing up with them during the summers in a vacation home. Prime Video previously ordered a second season of the show before the nine-episode first season was released.

Elsewhere, “Euphoria” continued to spark conversations, coming in at No. 6 as HBO confirmed its Emmy submissions. Star Sydney Sweeney also opened up in an interview with Christina Ricci to Variety “Actors on Actors” last week, fueling even more discussion.

“Love, Victor” debuted on the Trending TV chart with nearly 40,000 engagements after the finale on Hulu/Disney+. The show ended Wednesday after three seasons, bringing to a close the LGBT-centric story of a high school student adjusting to life in a new town and school. Many fans have spoken out about the creative decisions behind the final season, taking to Twitter to vent their frustration.

“The Flash,” which aired its last regular episode of Season 8 before the two-part season finale on Wednesday, also returned to this week’s rankings, in eighth place, with 36,000 engagements. Rounding out this week’s Top 10 were “Hacks” after a third-season renewal and Starz’s “Outlander.”

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