Saturday 21 April 2018

Kit Harington doesn't want Game of Thrones to end 'on a whimper' after too many seasons

Kit Harington
Kit Harington
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Kit Harrington has said he hopes that the hugely successful Game of Thrones TV series does not "go out on a whimper".

In an interview with Digital Spy, the actor who plays Night's Watchman Jon Snow in the hit show, said, "I don't know how many seasons it's going to run for; if I had to guess and this is my guess, probably seven.

"Some of my favourite TV shows in history, the best season was five - and they've maintained [the quality] til the end, but the best season was five. So this year's important to me, to all of us, in keeping that standard.

"I think we've got to the point that people who have watched it thus far will finish it, so I don't think we're going to lose its viewership.

"But it's about keeping that viewership happy, and keeping the quality up, and not doing what other TV shows have done in the past, which is finish on a whimper."

The actor also last week revealed that he finds the online abuse by Game of Thrones fans of author George RR Martin "nasty, manipulative" and "quite vicious".

"The only thing I get pissed off about is that, as far as George RR Martin goes, there's a lot of fan pressure on him – a lot of nasty, manipulative, quite vicious fan pressure that's aimed towards him, about his health, and about when he is producing the next book. I get quite angry about that," he said.

READ: Game of Thrones season 5: George RR Martin warns fans to 'be on their toes' for shock deaths 

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