Kit Harington made an appearance at the ‘Game of Thrones’ convention on Sunday night in Los Angeles – and fans were eager to hear about Jon Snow’s sequel series.
Harington, 35, tried to keep quiet about all the details of the spinoff announced earlier this year – but he explained how his character Snow was left behind at the end of the series and what could have happened to him after he killed Daenerys and being banished to the Northern Wall.
“I think if you had asked him, he would have felt like he was getting away with it slightly,” Harington said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “At the end of the show, when we find him in this cell, he is preparing to be beheaded and he wants to be. He is finished. The fact that he is going to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.
The actor continued: “He has to go back to the place with all this history and live his life thinking about how he killed Dany, and live his life thinking about Ygritte dying in his arms, and live his life thinking about how he hung Olly and lived his life thinking about all that trauma, and that’s interesting.
While Harington didn’t directly mention his character’s further story, he did provide some insight into Snow’s condition at the end of “Game of Thrones.”
“So I think where we leave it at the end of the show, there’s always that kind of feeling… I think we kind of wanted a little smile that things are going well. He’s not going well,” said Harington.
It was revealed earlier this year that HBO was developing a Snow-centric ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off.
Harington, who won two Emmys for his role on the show, is reportedly attached to the new show, which will “shake up” the final season of “Thrones,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Thrones’ creator George RR Martin later confirmed on his blog that the spin-off was indeed happening – and teased that the show’s working title was ‘SNOW’.
The original series ended with Snow discovering he was a potential heir to the Iron Throne and venturing north of the Wall to leave his old life behind.
New York Post