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11th Apr 2024

A Game of Thrones spin-off is ‘off the table’

This article contains spoiler from the A Game of Thrones series

Jody Coffey

And now, his watch has ended

It’s been almost five years since the final episode of Game of Thrones aired.

While many GoT fans were less than impressed with the final season’s conclusion, it remains one of the most highly-rated series of all time.

Despite its conclusion, viewers were still excited by the news that HBO was developing a spin-off show with Kit Harington reclaiming his role as the brooding hero, Jon Snow.

Credit: IMDb

However, the actor has revealed that the spin-off is ‘off the table’.

“I hadn’t really ever spoken about it, because it was in development,” he told Screen Rant.

“I didn’t want it leaked out that it was being developed, and I didn’t want the thing to happen where people kind of start theorising, getting either excited about it or hating the idea of it, when it may never happen.

“Because in development, you look at every angle, and you see whether it’s worth it.”

Unfortunately, Harington says, it ‘currently’ isn’t worth developing further, but he isn’t entirely closed off to the idea in the future.

The Game of Thrones star couldn’t find the right story to tell

“Currently, it’s off the table, because we all couldn’t find the right story to tell that we were all excited about enough.

“So we decided to lay down tools with it for the time being. There may be a time in the future where we return to it, but at the moment, no. It’s firmly on the shelf.”

Credit: IMDb

Game Of Thrones came to a close after the Iron Throne was destroyed, thus dismantling the old system of choosing a monarchy of Westeros.

It saw Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) elected as the new King of Westeros, with his sister, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) as ruler of the North, a now-independent kingdom.

After killing his lover-turned-enemy, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow rode off into the north with the wildlings to live out the rest of his days, instead of facing punishment for her murder.

For now, we will just have to wait for a reunion with Jon Snow: First of his name, born of fire and ice. King in the north, ex-Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Defender of the Wall, Slayer of white walkers, Woe of the Night King, Saviour of the Wildings, Victor of the Battle of Bastards, Lord protector of Winterfell, Dragon Rider, and Master of death.

In the meantime, we will be reunited with the fantastical world of Westeros when House of the Dragon returns for season two on HBO on June 16th.

House of the Dragon is set almost 200 years to the time in Westerosi history, a time when House Targaryen was at the height of its power.