Jon Snow knows nothing, except for one thing: he won’t ever come back to the Thrones-universe in any way, shape or form after the eighth and final season.
The King in the North has crushed all hopes of his character ever coming back to the smash hit fantasy series. As confirmed by the actor himself, Kit Harington won’t appear in any Game of Thrones spinoffs.
In a recent interview to promote his play True West, Harington told BBC that leaving the role he played for a decade “was emotional,” but “I wouldn’t say I was sad.”
Part of that reaction, he added, stemmed from the length of the job. “If, like me, you go all the way back to the pilot of Game of Thrones, that’s almost 10 years of your life,” he said. “That’s really unusual in an actor’s career. It was huge, emotional upheaval leaving that family.”
But even if there were a role for him in the expanding Game of Thrones universe, Harington made it perfectly clear he wouldn’t take it.
“But would I want to go back and do more?” he said. “Not on your life,”—and he later reiterated the same sentiment when asked if he would be open to a cameo.
The first spinoff of Game of Thrones is not expected to debut until at least one year after the highly anticipated final season of the show. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast as leads in the still-untitled prequel, which will take place 10,000 years before the current hit show.
Perhaps that’s the reason why Kit Harington won’t appear in any Game of Thrones spinoffs—because they are all prequels.
So no more Jon Snow after the series finale—at least not in this lifetime. But what if Melisandre brings us back from the dead with her red magic? Would ya do it then, Kit? Would ya?