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Kit Harington Talks Post-‘Games of Thrones’ Events

Kit Harington

Kit Harington delighted fans at the official Game of Thrones reunion on Sunday night, taking part in a lively question-and-answer session and giving an energetic performance — without saying a single word about his highly-anticipated Jon Snow spinoff.

Fans eagerly awaited the chance to ask their questions during the Q&A moderated by presenters John Conception and Greta Johnsen.

Harington was tight-lipped except for one: the fate of his beloved Game Of Thrones character. To the delight of viewers, he revealed where Jon Snow’s journey ended after eight seasons.

Jon had one of the most intense scenes of 2019. After the beloved Daenerys tried to conquer her landing in the Kings, Jon was forced to take her life. Grieved by the heartbreaking reality he had created, Jon resigned himself and defected to The Wall.

“I think if you asked him, he would’ve felt he got off lightly,” the star stated. “At the end of the show, when we find him in that cell, he’s preparing to be beheaded, and he wants to be. He’s done. The fact he goes to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.”

He added: “He’s gotta go back up to the place with all this history and live out his life thinking about how he killed Dany, and live out his life thinking about Ygritte [portrayed by Rose Leslie] dying in his arms, and live out his life thinking about how he hung Olly [Brenock O’Connor], and live out his life thinking about all of this trauma, and that…”

“That’s interesting.”

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Harington Thinks

He continued: “So I think where we leave him at the end of the show, there’s always this feeling of like… I think we wanted some kind of little smile that things are okay. He’s not okay.”

Jon’s fans have been eagerly awaiting news of him post-series, and Harrington’s recent comments provided a glimpse of what’s to come.

While not an official announcement, the actor shared his insights on how he imagined Snow navigating life after wrapping up the main storyline.

In June, news broke that a continuation of the beloved Game of Thrones saga was being planned – and it revolved around fan-favorite character Jon. Now known by another name, this mysterious new series will have viewers eagerly awaiting more details.

George R.R. Martin, the mastermind behind the series Game of Thrones, recently announced a new project that will be sure to captivate with its mystery and intrigue – Snow.

“Yes, it was Kit Harington who brought the idea to us,” Martin said at the time. “I cannot tell you the names of the writers/showrunners since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.”

Jon Snow

Harington has dwelled on the issue in recent years, avoiding any meaningful conversation about it.

“The only thing I’ll say is that I know nothing about it… George is allowed to talk. I would be talking in riddles if I went any further,” he said. 

Harington once had his sights set on never reprising the role of Jon after Game of Thrones aired its finale in 2019 – but thankfully, he reconsidered.

“Would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life,” he stated in December 2018. “…If, like me, you go all the way back to the pilot of Game of Thrones, that’s almost ten years of your life. That’s really unusual in an actor’s career. It was a huge, emotional upheaval leaving that family.”

He made a drastic shift in his opinion and took an unexpected turn.

During Sunday’s panel, Harington was on the brink of discussing a potential sequel series about fan inquiries about his character Jon and Ghost. However, the mystery behind Jon’s decision to part ways with his beloved dire wolf hung heavily in the air as viewers waited expectantly for an answer.

The actor recently revealed that filming his character’s Ghost in Game of Thrones was quite the challenge – not to mention; those expensive dire wolves were really breaking the bank.

“I do think Ghost has a place in… I mean, he’s brilliant in the books,” Harington then said. “And he’s such an interesting dynamic; those wolves are with the kids. I think he, you know. I think there’s, I don’t know where I’m going with that. I’m just saying they are very difficult to film.”

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GoT Spinoff

House of the Dragon has finally arrived – HBO’s highly anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff series brings its fire and blood to viewers around the world.

Hundreds of years before the original fantasy drama, a spectacularly tumultuous civil war broke out within Westeros. Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon II vied for control over the Iron Throne in an epic clash known as “The Dance of The Dragons.” 

Emma D’Arcy and Tom Glynn-Carney brought this enthralling story to life on screen.

House of the Dragon fans looking for more from Westeros may soon be in luck. Reports indicate that HBO and George R.R Martin are discussing possible spinoffs to broaden this beloved franchise.

It would include Ten Thousand Ships – a story centering on Princess Nymeria’s journeys; The Sea Snake chronicling Corlys Velaryon’s early years (played by Steve Toussaint); an adaptation of The Tales of Dunk and Egg known as The Hedge Knight; plus intriguing animated projects.

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