Kit Harington says Jon Snow’s fate in ‘Game of Thrones’ is ‘the greatest curse’

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“Game of Thrones” fans know that happily ever afters are few and far between for characters in the fantasy series.

Now Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in the hit HBO show, is opening up about what he thinks his character could experience after the series finale.

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Entertainment Weekly reports that at the official Game of Thrones Convention this weekend, Harington shared that his character had a bittersweet fate at the end 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.”

Harington continued, noting that Snow has to “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.”

While “Game of Thrones” ended in 2019, Harington hasn’t said goodbye to his character. In June, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that a sequel series centered around Jon Snow was in the works.

Though not much information has come to light about what fans can expect, author George R. R. Martin confirmed that the working title for the project is “Snow” and that Harington was directly involved in the concept.

“It was Kit Harington 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,” wrote Martin.

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