Most people leap with excitement when it comes to Game of Thrones, but not Kit Harington. He is so over it. After starring in all eight seasons as Jon Snow, the embattled bastard of Winterfell turned King in the North, the actor was more than ready to hang up his fur for good once filming on the fantasy series finally wrapped. And honestly, who can blame him? From the sound of it, production on the eighth and final season was a pretty brutal affair.
"The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us," Harington told GQ Australia.
The final season, which will be the most expensive in the show's history, will consist of only six episodes. However, it's very likely that each will be feature length — the Season 7 finale clocked in a whopping 80-minute runtime — and filming those extended episodes over eight months took a huge toll on the cast.
"Everyone was broken at the end. I don't know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f---ing tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, Right, I'm f---ing sick of this. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, 'I've had enough now. I love this, it's been the best thing in my life, I'll miss it one day - but I'm done.'"
Season 8 will pick up in Winterfell with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow meeting up with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). The encounter marks the first time that the Mother of Dragons and Sansa will come to face in the series.
See how it all unfolds when Game of Thrones will begin its final descent in April 2019 on HBO.