Kit Harington talks with Entertainment Weekly!

Jon Snow’s tension with Sansa Stark isn’t going away in Game of Thronesseason  7 — if anything, it’s increasing.

“There is definite tension between them right from the first scene,” star Kit Harington tells EW. “There are the same problems — she questions his decisions and command; he doesn’t listen to her. But as far as where that goes or takes them or how dark it can get, we’ll see. It gets past sibling squabbling, it gets into two people power struggling.”

When we last left them, Snow and Sansa (Sophie Turner) had reunited and joined forces to take down Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) and reclaim Winterfell. But Petyr Baelish (Adian Gillen) has been trying to poison their relationship, nudging Sansa to consider seizing power for herself.

“It’s a nice change for me this season, he talks more, he’s more sure of himself,” Harington says of his character. “He doesn’t just know what he’s got to do but he’s more sure of what he’s saying — whereas before there was always some fear and doubt. I’ve gotten to enjoy not just grunting.”

As the actor has previously noted, this season also marks a change because Snow and other major characters are getting more screen time despite fewer episodes (due to so many characters having been killed off in recent seasons, plus major characters continuing to come together).

“Everyone gets a bigger slice of the pie,” he notes. “Everybody is left is left with more stuff to do. This season is really different than any other season because of the fewer episodes and everything accelerating toward the end. A lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you’re used to seeing on Thrones— it was a plodding slow machine and it’s now turning into a thriller. It’s quite exciting how it ramps up speeds up toward a dangerous climax.”

We also asked the actor his thoughts about the prequel series that HBO is developing. “I think that makes a lot of sense start with a new set of characters,” he said. “There’s so much scope for this story that’s been going for thousands of years. I’m happy to step away from Jon Snow, though I’m still interested in TV.”





Kit Harington to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden!

James Corden is hosting The Late Late Show from London next week, and he’s recruited some notable names for his homecoming.

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Kit Harington, David Beckham, Emily Blunt, Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Hudson will be among the British host’s guests, while Harry Styles and Kings of Leon are slated to perform.

The three shows will be broadcast from Central Hall Westminster in London from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8 at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.

The show’s notable bits will receive a “British twist,” and Sheeran will hop in the car with Corden for a Carpool Karaoke segment.





Kit Harington has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award!


Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

The Critics’ Choice Awards will air live Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on A&E.  



HBO announces Seventh Season of Game of Thrones to return in summer of 2017!


Summer is coming.

HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.

Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).

Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours).

Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. It’s been a couple years since the Thrones team used Iceland for significant shooting, having primarily used the location for North of the Wall scenes when Jon Snow was embedded with the Wildlings camp.

Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.” 

Benioff and Weiss also recently told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that production was getting a later start this year to film in wintery locations, which prompted speculation that the show’s return date might also be pushed. “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ — and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.” (Usually the show begins production in July).

The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.

Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.

Thrones season 6 broke HBO ratings records once again with episodes averaging more than 23 million viewers, including streaming, repeats and DVR playback  The drama was also nominated for 23 primetime Emmys last week, more than any of other series for the third year running.




Kit Harington has been nominated for an Emmy!



Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) 
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

You can check out full list of nominees:

Kit Harington talks with Entertainment Weekly!


Jon Snow is back. But the Lord Commander won’t be the same.

In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, we got behind the scenes of Game of Thrones season 6 with star Kit Harington. Among our questions: How does death change Jon Snow?

While we’re not going to reveal any plot details from Snow’s very dramatic arc this season, Harington did recount a conversation his character has with Melisandre in an upcoming episode (likely from Sunday’s third hour, “Oathbreaker”) that gives some intriguing insight about post-resurrection Jon Snow and suggests what he’ll be like moving forward.

Warning: If you wish to be like Jon Snow and know nothing about his character’s transformation, stop reading now.

At first, I was worried that he’ll wake up and he’s the same, back to normal — then there’s no point in that death,” Harington says. “He needs to change. There’s a brilliant line when Melisandre asks: ‘What did you see?’ And he says: ‘Nothing, there was nothing at all.’ That cuts right to our deepest fear, that there’s nothing after death. And that’s the most important line in the whole season for me. Jon’s never been afraid of death, and that’s made him a strong and honorable person. He realizes something about his life now: He has to live it, because that’s all there is. He’s been over the line and there’s nothing there. And that changes him. It literally puts the fear of god into him. He’s seen oblivion and that’s got to change somebody in the most fundamental way there is. He doesn’t want to die ever again. But if he does, he doesn’t want to be brought back.”

There’s quite a bit to unpack from that revelation. First, it dismisses fan theories that Jon’s consciousness was hanging out in his direwolf Ghost while his body was dead. Second, it suggests Snow is going to be rather haunted by his experience moving forward. And third, it sounds like Snow might rule out being brought back again – which is important, since Melisandre’s power to resurrect him could have otherwise undermined the dramatic stakes for his character (it’s hard to worry about a character being in danger if they can simply get brought back to life). Put another way, Jon Snow is going to be very different than the resurrection-addicted Beric Dondarrion.

For more – much more – check out EW’s current cover story where we chronicle the incredible two-year story of how the actor and the Thrones team killed off Jon Snow, then secretly brought him back to life for the Lord Commander’s greatest season yet.