Kit Harington Hints At What We Can Expect From HBO’s Jon Snow Spin-Off Series
— Updated on 29 March 2023

Kit Harington Hints At What We Can Expect From HBO’s Jon Snow Spin-Off Series

— Updated on 29 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Kit Harington, the actor famous for playing a man who knows nothing, clearly has some idea about the story direction of HBO’s Jon Snow spin-off series (working title: SNOW).

As reported back in June, the forthcoming Game of Thrones sequel will pick things up immediately after the original series’ finale. To refresh your memories, Jon returns to Castle Black after being sentenced to serve with the Night’s Watch for the remainder of his days; leading the wildlings back to their lands beyond the Wall during the critically-panned episode’s close.

“I think if you asked him, he would’ve felt he got off lightly,” Kit Harington said of his character post-series finale during a panel session at the recent Game of Thrones convention in LA (via Deadline).

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“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.”

Harington added: “He’s got to go back up to the place with all this history and live out his life thinking about how he killed [Daenerys Targaryen] (Emilia Clarke), and live out his life thinking about Ygritte (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.”

So where exactly does this leave our fallen hero when we resume his story in the Jon Snow spin-off series? Without giving away too much – or anything tangible, for that matter – Kit Harington gave us an insight into the actual King That Was Promised/faux bastard/secret Targaryen’s state of mind…

Kit Harington Hints At What We Can Expect With HBO's Jon Snow Spin-Off Series (SNOW)

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“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 OK. He’s not OK.”

As confirmed by George R.R. Martin, the very author whose A Song of Ice & Fire literary universe this is all based upon, SNOW was conceived and pitched by Kit Harington himself.

“Yes, it was Kit Harrington [sic.] who brought the idea to us,” the serial procrastinator wrote on his personal blog.

“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.”

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At the time of this writing, aside from the Jon Snow spin-off series, HBO has three live-action Game of Thrones projects on the boilerplate, all in various stages of development:

  • 10,000 Ships (AKA Nymeria) with showrunner Amanda Segel
  • 9 Voyages (AKA The Sea Snake) steered by showrunner Bruno Heller
  • Dunk & Egg, currently being helmed by showrunner Steve Conrad

Additionally, there are three animated prequels including The Golden Empire, which is apparently “set in the China-inspired land of Yi Ti,” and at least another season of the hit House of the Dragon on the immediate horizon (estimated release date: 2024).

Keep an eye out for updates on HBO’s Jon Snow spin-off series (SNOW) starring Kit Harington.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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