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“He wanted some kind of little smile”: Game of Thrones Star Kit Harington Teases Jon Snow Spin-off Will Imitate Breaking Bad’s El Camino For Closure

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Jon Snow is the legacy that Game of Thrones left behind. Even though Kit Harington’s character was more than mercifully discharged to eke out his living beyond the wall, he remained one of the, if not the most, tragic survivors of the events that befell the people of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.

With war, loss, and sacrifice marring his life, Jon Snow’s legendary exploits define him just as much as the prophetic tale of the Song of Ice and Fire does. But as much as one hates the final season of the HBO series and its rushed ending, the audience still waits impatiently to learn of the warrior’s fate beyond the events of the great war and his life in exile.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Kit Harington as Jon Snow

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Kit Harrington Lets Loose Talks of the GoT Jon Snow Spin-off

The Game of Thrones alum recently attended the LA Convention where the character’s rumored spin-off sequel discussions occupied the debate soon after. For almost a year now, there have been talks surrounding the Jon Snow spin-off series but no direct word from Kit Harington was received on that front by the fandom. At the convention on 11th December, the Eternals actor elaborated on what he thinks would constitute the thematic structure of the show:

“I think if you asked him, he would’ve felt he got off lightly. At the end of the show when we find him in that cell, he’s preparing to be beheaded and he wants to be. He’s done. The fact he goes to the Wall is the greatest gift and also the greatest curse.

He’s gotta go back up to the place with all this history and live out his life thinking about how he killed Dany, and live out his life thinking about Ygritte dying in his arms, and live out his life thinking about how he hung Olly, and live out his life thinking about all of this trauma, and that, that’s interesting.

So I think where we leave him at the end of the show, there’s always this feeling of like… I think we wanted some kind of little smile that things are OK. He’s not OK.”

The Jon Snow spin-off series gets some steam
The Jon Snow spin-off series gets some steam

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The spin-off sequel currently has a working title — Snow. As for the series’s production status, nothing has been made public yet. It’s clear that the show will take off during the events of Brandon Stark’s reign, as all the Stark children are scattered over Westeros finding a way of life without the constant threat of oppression and war.

George R.R. Martin Talks About the Jon Snow Spin-off Series

The author of the epic fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin has been intricately involved with the live-action adaptation of his literary oeuvre into the HBO show since the very beginning. So it would only make sense for the writer to lend his insights into the progression of events and character arcs that have not yet been penned down in his books.

Game of Thrones S08: Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow
Game of Thrones S08: Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow

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As for the Jon Snow sequel, the character’s bildungsroman has been one of the most fascinating arcs in the series, and the actor who made it possible deserves to deliver closure to his on-screen alter ego after so many years. In June 2022, Martin claimed that that is just what Kit Harington has done in his efforts to being Jon Snow back on the screen again.

“Yes, it was Kit Harrington who brought the idea to us. I cannot tell you the names of the writers/ showrunners, since that has not been cleared for release yet… but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they are terrific.”

So far, however, the writers, producers, and cast associated with the reported spin-off have not been named and no tentative production date has been set for the show’s filming and release.

Game of Thrones is available for streaming on HBO and HBO Max.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.