Kit Harington Is Heaps Keen For ‘Game Of Thrones’ To End, Is Now Dead To Us

Admit it, if only to yourself: you knew a day would come when you’d have to bid farewell to Kit Harington’s brooding on-screen representation of Jon Snow. We know. It sucks.

For everyone but Harington, that is.

In an interview spruiking his new project Gunpowder – a lil’ more on that later – Harington admitted that after eight long years of slogging through the snow and wearing dyed IKEA rugs, he’s not entirely devastated Game Of Thrones is coming to an end.

“Thrones is coming to the end at the right time for me, and everyone involved in it,” Harington told Digital Spy.

Despite saying he had spent the previous evening exchanging heartfelt emails with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and reminiscing about the show, Harington explained moving on will be “liberating”.

I’m looking forward to finishing, and eight years is the right amount of time. I wouldn’t want it to go on any longer than it has. I have other ideas I’d like to look at producing…

I found the producing side of Gunpowder fascinating, I would like to do more of it. I’ve found it’s opened up a different side of my creative brain, which I’ve really enjoyed.

As for the fabled Gunpowder, it’s a new BBC drama which stars Harington as an accomplice to Gunpowder Plot conspirator Guy Fawkes. As you may have inferred by now, it also features Harington’s input behind the camera.

Speaking to The Independent, he saidGunpowder was a test to see whether I enjoyed doing it – and I did very much.”

So, expect to see more of Harington’s work, even if we see less of him moving forward.