Kit Harrington Offers Major Detail About Game Of Thrones Sequel

By Nathan Kamal | Published

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Kit Harrington revealed that his Game of Thrones character Jon Snow will be “not OK” in his upcoming sequel series. According to Deadline, the actor spoke about the character’s ending moments in the original series, in which Jon Snow went into exile beyond the Wall, saying that viewers wanted him to have a moment of lightness to show hope. However, Kit Harrington is pretty definite that Jon Snow is a very damaged individual after the events of the hit HBO show.

At the conclusion of the final, controversial season of Game of Thrones, Kit Harrington’s character Jon Snow ended up killing Queen Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in the ruins of the throne room of the Red Keep, after concluding that her increasing ruthlessness and willingness to kill civilians was a threat to the world. Following the assassination (which also saw Daenerys’ last remaining dragon Drogon melting down the Iron Throne and flying away with the Queen’s corpse), Kit Harrington was imprisoned and awaiting execution for regicide before being freed essentially as part of a political compromise engineered by Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).

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The last moments of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones saw the character crossing past the Wall with his direwolf Ghost and a number of wildlings, implying that the last remaining Targaryen was off to new, probably violent adventures in the far north. As Kit Harrington sees it, Jon Snow is now a broken man, having killed Daenerys, had his wildling lover Ygritte (Rose Leslie, Harrington’s real-life spouse) die in his arms, and at one point, hanged a child for taking part in a Night’s Watch rebellion.

Currently, there are few specifics available for the upcoming Jon Snow prequel, though A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin has confirmed that Kit Harrington has been one of the primary creative forces behind it. A number of Game of Thrones actors have expressed willingness to possibly reprise their roles in the show, including John Bradley as Jon Snow’s best friend Samwell Tarly and Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth. However, we shall just have to wait and see what other iconic characters might show back up.

Kit Harrington did not take part in the first of the many Game of Thrones spin-offs, HBO’s recent House of the Dragon (in large part because the prequel series happens a few centuries before his birth). That series followed his Targaryen ancestors in a period of relative calm and prosperity before a number of unfortunate circumstances push the balance of power awry and the continent falls into civil war.

For now, the Kit Harrington Jon Snow spin-off is being kept tightly under wraps, with no information available even about who might be tapped as showrunners or writers. However, the massive success of House of the Dragon shows that the Game of Thrones fanbase is ready for new content as quickly as it can be produced. Hopefully, the fans will be eager to see a broken, “not OK” Jon Snow show up for some new adventures.