Kit Harington is developing a new Game of Thrones spinoff show for HBO centered around his character Jon Snow, and while we await further details on it, the actor has spoken about the character in a different light. At the Game of Thrones convention this weekend, Harington said Snow “took it easy” at the end of Game of Thrones after killing Daenerys and being banished to the Northern Wall.
“I think if you had asked him, he would have felt like he got off lightly,” the actor said, according to entertainment weekly. “At the end of the show, when we find him in that cell, he’s getting ready to be beheaded and he wants to be. He’s done. The fact that he’s going to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.”
Harington said the main Game of Thrones show ended Snow’s character arc with Snow feeling “not good”. He has a lot to contemplate, and it looks like this could set up the fodder for the Snow TV series.
“She has to go back to the place with all this history and live her life thinking about how she killed Dany, and live her life thinking about Ygritte.” [played by Rose Leslie] dying in his arms, and living his life thinking about how he hung Olly [Brenock O’Connor]and living his life thinking about all this trauma, and that… That’s interesting,” he said.
Again, Harington wasn’t directly commenting on the Jon Snow TV series he’s developing with George RR Martin for HBO, but his comments give us a window into the actor’s thought process.
It was Harington himself who came to Martin with the idea of a Jon Snow series, so the actor is clearly interested in returning to the character to give it another chance.
While the Jon Snow TV series is in development, that doesn’t mean it will ever be released. As of June 2022, it was at the script stage, which means the schemes and treatments were written and approved. Writing has gone as far as the second and third draft scripts, Martin said. But then again, just because the shows have come this far doesn’t mean they’re going any further.
“There are all kinds of reasons why pilots never get picked up for series, all kinds of reasons why scripts never get shot as pilots, all kinds of reasons why big treatments never get sent to the script. So it’s how the business works,” he said.
What it is Confirmed is that the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon will return for a second season, though its release date and any other information remains a mystery for now.
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