The fan following of HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ knows no bounds and probably the only character surpassing the popularity of the show is Jon Snow. So much so that his death in the Season 5 finale episode titled 'Mother's Mercy' prompted a massive outcry from loyal fans.
Actor Brenock O’Connor, whose character Olly led the attack on Snow allegedly, received death threats for his on-screen act.
‘Game of Thrones’ fans across the world heaved a sigh of relief when was Snow was resurrected back to life in the first episode of season 6. In addition to his unassuming, sympathetic, and impartial nature, Jon Snow, played by actor Kit Harington, has a massive fan following courtesy his soft curls and drop-dead gorgeous looks. Needless to say, the makers of the show, which has aired for seven seasons so far, are extremely particular about Harington maintaining his look throughout. The actor was forbidden from cutting his hair or shaving his beard until the filming of the final season is over. Now that the cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’ have finished filming for the eighth and final season of the show, one would have expected to see the actor in a new look.
However, as per reports, Harington, who is still in his Jon Snow avatar, said that he is maintaining his look in case he is needed for reshoots. The actor also joked that he looks like a tired child after he shaves.
‘Game of Thrones’ fans have a long wait ahead as the final season will not air until mid-2019. In the meantime, one can’t help but predict what ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 has to offer with numerous theories doing the rounds on social media. Presenting his take on the fate of the characters, former ‘Game of Thrones’ star Finn Jones allegedly stated that according to him the concept of centralized power will dissolve and a democratic rule will emerge instead.
The final season of 'Game of Thrones' will reportedly comprise six episodes, unlike the previous seasons, barring the seventh season, which aired 10 episodes each. According to reports, each episode will be an hour long. Meanwhile, a prequel series to ‘Game of Thrones’, focussing on the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes, could well be in the making by next year.
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