The good news for fans of “Game of Thrones” is that HBO is currently mulling over several spinoff ideas for after the show ends next year. The bad news, however, is that all of these are prequels, and won’t involve any of the show’s current cast.
In a recent interview with BBC News, “GoT” star Kit Harington confirmed that not only will he not appear in a spinoff, he has no intention of ever doing so if the opportunity were to arise — even if it were for a single scene as, say, Jon Snow’s great-great-great grandfather.
“It was emotional to leave the job definitely,” says Harington of saying goodbye to the show. “But I wouldn’t say I was sad: if, like me, you go all the way back to the pilot of ‘Game of Thrones’, that’s almost 10 years of your life — that’s really unusual in an actor’s career.”
Adds Harington: “It was a huge emotional upheaval leaving that family. But would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life.”
In a blog post, “GoT” author George R.R. Martin revealed that HBO has greenlit a Westeros-set spinoff, set 10,000 years before the events in the series.
The final season of “Game of Thrones” will arrive in April 2019.