While Game of Thrones will come to its long-awaited conclusion next year, Kit Harington explains that there are no plans for him to be involved in any of the show’s planned spin-offs.
Speaking with Italian GQ, Harington explained that he’s not planning on being involved in any of the shows that HBO are developing, nor has he heard anything about such an offer:
“I think there’s going to be spin-offs, but I’m not going to be involved in any of it. The great thing about Thrones for HBO is that you can sell it in a totally different way. You could set it 300 years earlier and save a load of money because we [the cast] are very expensive now.”
Thus far, HBO has seemingly indicated that their spin-offs will revolve around entirely different sets of characters in the world of Westeros and Essos, and seeing characters return doesn’t seem to be on the menu. As such, setting the spin-offs in time periods that don’t involve the other characters would probably be a smart move.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will be airing sometime in 2019 on HBO. The series stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Source: GQ Italy (via ET Canada)