With Game Of Thrones due to end next year with its eighth season, attention is starting to turn to the spinoffs that could follow in its fantastical footsteps. One person who’s ruling themselves out, though, is Jon Snow actor Kit Harington.
While speaking to the BBC to promote his new play True West, Harington was asked about leaving the world of Westeros and whether he would go back. Here’s what he said in response to the Beeb’s line of questioning:
“It was emotional to leave the job definitely. But I wouldn’t say I was sad: if like me you go all the way back to the pilot of Game of Thrones that’s almost 10 years of your life – that’s really unusual in an actor’s career. It was a huge emotional upheaval leaving that family. But would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life.”
This, of course, is fair enough. Harington has spent a lot of time in The Seven Kingdoms – seemingly unable to get a short haircut cut in ten years – and he’s sure to be keen to try new things now that his schedule has emptied out.
All we know about HBO’s spinoff plans, as of yet, is that Jane Goldman and George RR Martin are writing a show set hundreds of years before Game Of Thrones. It may well be called The Long Night, and there would be no reason for existing stars from the original show to appear in it.
As we hear more Thrones news, we’ll let you know.