Kit Harington is set to reprise his role as Jon Snow in a ‘Game of Thrones‘ continuation.
HBO is reportedly in the early stages of developing a new spin-off show to the fantasy drama series, with the 35-year-old actor determined to return to his beloved character, the Hollywood reporter has revealed.
The network has explored multiple spin-off series since “GoT” ended in 2019, with “House of the Dragon” premiering in August, but this is the first one set after the events of the main series – which was based on George RRR Martin’s fantasy novels – and so could possibly see the return of other surviving fan favorites, including Sansa and Arya Stark (Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).
‘Game of Thrones’ ended when Jon – after discovering that his real name was Aegon Targaryen and he was the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen – was banished from Westeros and traveled with the Wildlings north of the Wall to find a to start a new life.
Kit – who met his wife, Rose Leslie, on the set of the show – previously admitted that taking a year off when ‘Game of Thrones’ ended was the best thing he could have done because he had ‘mental health issues’.
He said: “I had some mental health issues after ‘Thrones’ – and during the end of ‘Thrones’, to be honest – and I think it had to do directly with the nature of the show and what I did for years.
“I think I kind of took a break after ‘Thrones’ where I said, ‘I don’t want to work for a year. I want to focus a bit on myself’. I’m really glad I did.”
In 2019, Kit spent a month at the luxury Private Swiss health retreat in Connecticut, with his rep explaining at the time, “Kit has decided to use this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat working on a number of personal problems.”