HBO might be working on a handful of spinoffs for Game of Thrones but Kit Harrington says that he won't be putting on his coat to reprise his role as the Bastard King of the North in any of the fantasy epic's other series.
Harrington just recently sat down to speak with GQ Italia to discuss the future of Westeros after Game of Thrones comes to an end next year, and though the actor acknowledges HBO's plans to work on a few spinoffs of the series, the British actor says he won't be part of any of the shows.
"I think there's going to be spinoffs, but I'm not going to be involved in any of it," Harrington admitted.
Now that Game of Thrones has become one of television's biggest shows, its cast's price tag has also significantly increased. According to Harrington, the network would save a lot more money if it set the spinoff years earlier and got a set of fresh faces to star in their spinoff series.
"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," the actor explained.
Harrington does make a good point – though fans would definitely want to see a bit more of the main cast in a spinoff.
There's very little information about the Game of Thrones spinoffs right now, however word has it that HBO is working on five new spinoffs and is currently trying to work on a budget for the show that it picks.
Game of Thrones returns with its fourth and final season sometime in 2019.