Kit Harington Talks Jon Snow After ‘Game of Thrones’: ‘He’s Not Okay’

Kit Harington reveals Jon Snow has a lot of “trauma” to deal with in the upcoming spinoff series, saying Jon’s “not okay” after the events of ‘Game of Thrones.’

Adaptations Book Culture Bookish Trends Pop Culture TV & Movies
Kit Harrington Talks Jon Snow Series

Appearing at the official Game of Thrones fan convention this past weekend, Kit Harington talked Jon Snow after the events of Game of Thrones. Though neither he nor fans directly broached the subject of the highly anticipated Jon Snow spinoff series, Harington did tease his character’s mindset following the ending of Game of Thrones.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in the series finale of Game of Thrones
cr. HBO

Harington addressed the state of Jon Snow after being sent to the Wall to live out the rest of his days in the Thrones series finale.

“I think if you asked [Jon], he would’ve felt he got off lightly,” Harington said. “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 went on to say Jon Snow has a lot of trauma to get over after arriving at the Wall.

“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,” he added with a coy smirk.

Kit Harrington on the red carpet.
cr. Getty Images

“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 okay. He’s not okay,” Harington said.

Kit Harington addresses that Ghost controversy

During the Q&A panel over the weekend, Harington talked about another beloved Game of Thrones character: Jon’s dire wolf, Ghost. Jon’s fierce companion was rarely seen throughout the last few seasons of the series.

When asked about Ghost’s lack of screen time, Harington said those scenes are difficult (and expensive) to film. According to Harington, the dire wolf scenes “were costing more than they could give in Game of Thrones, the show.”

Kit Harington as Jon Snow with Ghost in the series finale of Game of Thrones
cr. HBO

“I do think Ghost has a place in…I mean, he’s brilliant in the books,” Harington said. “And he’s such an interesting dynamic, those wolves are with the kids. I think he, you know…I’m just saying they are very difficult to film.”

The spinoff series, with the working title SNOW, is in the early stages of development. Rumors about the series and Harington’s involvement in it broke earlier this year in June. Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin confirmed the rumors in a blog post soon after.

Martin wrote, “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.”

We here at Bookstr can’t wait for more news on the development of SNOW. But, don’t worry— when more news breaks about the future of Jon Snow, you’ll be able to read about it all here!

Until then, stay up to date on all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon right here on Bookstr!