Kit Harington Will Not Appear In The 'Game of Thrones' Spin-Offs

Make the most of your last moments with Jon Snow, King of the North.


Slowly but surely, HBO is assembling the new guard of Game of Thrones. In a spin-off of the original series, with a pilot commissioned by the network to be filmed at the start of next year, it will be Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse who will take over from Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage. Indeed, the latter have decided that they no longer want to set foot in Westeros, as Kit Harington explains. In any case, he'd have no reason to appear in a series set several thousand years before Jon Snow was born. 

"It was emotional to leave the job definitely", Kit Harington confessed to BBC News. "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." So that's made that clear for the team studying spin-off options at HBO. 

George R.R. Martin is still working on a mysterious project entitled The Long Night. Alongside screenwriter Jane Goldman, he hopes to plunge fans of Game of Thrones into the origins of Essos and Westeros, traveling several thousand years back in time to the Age of Heroes and the emergence of the White Walkers. A packed yet enticing agenda, which will have to do without the services of Kit Harington, as well as those of the dragons and the Targaryens. We'll have to make the most of the six episodes of madness which await us in the eighth and final season of the show, which is still scheduled for release in April 2019 on HBO in the US. 

By Adrien Delage, published on 05/12/2018