Kit Harington has zero plans in appearing in any new “Game of Thrones” content HBO produces.
Harington, who plays Jon Snow, gave an interview last Friday to the BBC and responded with “an unequivocal no” when asked if he’d appear in the highly-anticipated prequels.
The star actor also told the BBC about the upcoming eighth and final season:
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.
I don’t think I can blame Harington for not wanting to stick around in the “Game of Thrones” universe forever. He’s made a boatload of cash from the show, and now he has the opportunity to go experience other jobs.
Plus, we have no idea just how great the spinoffs will be. They could suck for all we know. It’s hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice. The original series has had seven incredible seasons, and I have a feeling the eighth one will be just as good.(RELATED: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Gets Release Date For Final Season. Here’s What We Know)
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I hope Harington goes out and just crushes life, gets a bunch of new fun roles and his role as Jon Snow goes down as one of the greatest acting jobs in television history.
You’re lying to yourself if you don’t see just how great it was. Major props to him for making the original series one of the greatest stories ever told.
P.S. His heritage reveal in season seven was a moment for the books.