As approximately half of the television-viewing world will remember, his character Jon Snow was unceremoniously despatched at the end of season five, only to miraculously re-emerge, fresh as a daisy, in the second episode of season 6.
As fans steel themselves for the beginning of the end, with only two short seasons to go, Kit can at least bring them this joy, recalling he currently feels like “one of the safest people on Thrones now”.
The actor, who recently appeared as Faustus on the London stage, told The Wrap why he felt reasonably secure. “Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. If I come back to life in episode two, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in episode four. So I felt a bit cocky this season.”
For the same reason, it seems fair to conclude Jon Snow might just make it to the end of the entire epic. With so much going on, creators DB Weiss and David Benioff will have scarce time to kill off a lead character, bring him back to life, only to polish him off once more. But you never know…
Fans will have to wait longer than usual to find out in the next series, because ‘Winter’ has finally come, which has made for filming delays, as the production team work around the weather.
Bosses have also confirmed that the next series, its seventh, will consist of only seven episodes instead of the usual ten.
That means, even if showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decide to run a full final season eight, fans will only have SEVENTEEN more episodes of one of the most popular TV epics ever.
The showrunners had better news for their fans, however, saying a spin-off show was not out of the question.
“One of the great things about what George [RR Martin] did is he didn’t just build a story… he built a world,” they told UFC Unfilted Podcast.
“”[There are] so many characters and such a rich detailed history behind it that there are a lot of different ways you could go with it.”
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