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Don't expect Kit Harington to pop up in one of those Game of Thrones prequels

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Dec 3, 2018

Jon Snow may famously know nothing, but the actor who plays him, Kit Harington, seems pretty certain about one thing — he doesn't want to appear in any of the Game of Thrones spin-off shows. 

HBO announced earlier this year that it wasn't about to let its lovely white-walking cash cow walk off into that long night. Five different spin-off shows are being conceived, with one of them already getting to the casting stage. None other than Naomi Watts will star in the first spin-off (still untitled, though The Long Night has been rumored) which will take place a very long time before the events of the flagship show, and will depict the rise and fall of the age of heroes. So there won't be any dragons or Targaryens to be found. 

Jon Snow wouldn't be remotely close to being born yet in this time period, and even if he was, there wouldn't be any secret Targaryen aunts around for him to romance. Still, the BBC brought up Game of Thrones (as well as the idea of Harington appearing in a spin-off) while the actor was promoting his appearance in a West End production of Sam Shepard's True West

Harington seems to have nothing but love for his job of over 10 years, saying,  "It was emotional to leave the job definitely... 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..." Harington goes on to admit that in the world of acting, this is highly unusual.

However, he adds: "But would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life."


He knows nothing. 

Just to set the record straight, the BBC then pressed Harington further and asked if he would consider "a single scene, maybe as an ancestor of Jon Snow." His answer remained a firm no.

So the Kit in the North has spoken. Harington is enjoying his real-life marriage to Jon Snow's former flame, Rose Leslie, and his ongoing work on the stage. 

Alas, if you're dreaming of Naomi Watts getting steamy in a cave with Kit Harington, it's time to pop that particular balloon. The night is dark and will be completely devoid of Haringtons. 

On a bright note though, Game of Thrones will return for its final season in April of 2019.

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