Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in (Game of Thrones) | Image: HBO

Kit Harington on the Game Of Thrones Spin-Off Series: ‘Jon Snow Isn’t Okay’

While Game of Thrones might have wrapped up its story, HBO isn’t done milking the franchise. The network has a live-action Game Of Thrones spinoff TV series in the pipeline revolving around the show’s popular character Jon Snow, who, as we all know now, has a different alias too. At this weekend’s first official Game Of Thrones Convention, Jon Snow actor Kit Harington spoke about the chalked-out spin-off series, revealing the character’s future (and present), which doesn’t look any good either.

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Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in (Game of Thrones) | Image: HBO

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow in (Game of Thrones) | Image: HBO

To get you up to speed, back in the summer, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the existence of a Game of Thrones sequel series that will delve into the life of Jon Snow following the events of the show, with Kit Harington returning for another bout.

George R.R. Martin later shed some more light on the matter and said that the said spin-off series was actually the brainchild of Kit Harington himself, who brought his own people and crew to pitch the idea to the network. “Yes, there is a Jon Snow show in development,” Martin wrote on his personal website, even disclosing that the working title for the series is Snow. “It was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us. 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.”

Fast forward to today and we might have some idea as to where things will be headed for the true heir to the Iron Throne following the finale, who was banished from Westeros and had made his way to North of the Wall with the Wildlings to escape his old life. Kit Harington delved a bit into the character’s mental space following his deportation to The Wall as retribution for slaying Daenerys.

“I think if you asked him, he would’ve felt he got off lightly,” the Entertainment Weekly reports. He further added, “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.”

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen in HBO's 'Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon' | Image: HBO

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon’ | Image: HBO

For someone who was counting his final breaths, getting to walk the earth is certainly a gift. However, Jon Snow will have to continue living his life knowing what he has done and gone through, in short, live with all the trauma and pain.

“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 dying in his arms, and live out his life thinking about how he hung Olly and live out his life thinking about all of this trauma, and that… that’s interesting.”

That’s pretty interesting indeed as fans of the series had been dying to know what was up with our hero following his somewhat indefinite departure. “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,” Harington expressed. “He’s not OK.” Even though Harington’s statements don’t present us with a definite answer regarding the Game of Thrones sequel spinoff series, it does give us a peek into Jon Snow’s mental space and what ensues if the show is greenlighted by HBO.

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