Jon Snow was initially supposed to be the character responsible for killing the Night King in “Game of Thrones.”
The Night King was arguably the most infamous villain in the show, and the HBO hit series spent years and years hyping up a final showdown. However, we really never got a showdown between Jon and the king of the undead. Instead, Arya killed him during the battle of Winterfell. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters)
However, it wasn’t always supposed to be that way, and Kit Harington had even been told years ago he’d be the man to get the job done, according to “GoT” star Maisie Williams.
She recently told The Hollywood Reporter the following about the situation:
[Kit Harington] expected it to go [Jon Snow’s] way, too, and he even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King,’. And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time. (Laughs.) Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season.
Honestly, I’m glad Arya killed the Night King. It was one of the best moments from season eight, which was incredibly disappointing.
We spent years and years being teased with a battle between the Night King and Jon Snow. It was the obvious choice.
However, the people behind “GoT” went bold and rolled with Arya. I don’t hate the move at all, and really enjoyed watching her character develop.
Again, the eighth season was borderline trash, but Arya going off killing people left and right at Winterfell was awesome.
As I’ve said before, the fact “Game of Thrones” ended more than a year ago and we’re still talking about it is a testament to the show’s insane popularity.
Despite the ending being horrible, it will forever be remembered as one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of television.
Even the most stubborn critic can admit that fact.