Game of Thrones: Kit Harington was told his character would kill Night King, says Maisie Williams

Even Harington did not see the major twist coming

Ellie Harrison
Saturday 05 September 2020 10:19
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Maisie Williams on the end of Game of Thrones

Maisie Williams has said that her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington was initially told his character, Jon Snow, would kill The Night King in the series finale.

In the divisive final season of the fantasy epic, a shocking twist saw Williams’s character Arya Stark kill The Night King during the Battle of Winterfell, effectively naming her as The Prince That Was Promised, a title that many viewers had presumed would go to Jon Snow.

Harington was just as shocked by this ending as fans, as Williams revealed in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“Kit expected it to go that way,” said Williams, “and he even said, ‘It was going to go that way. Someone told me in season three that I was going to kill The Night King.’

“And then, he read the script, and it was Arya the whole time.”

She added: “Yeah, I think it would’ve been too obvious. I’m glad that it was Arya, honestly. I think I had the best storyline of the final season.”

Williams can currently be seen in Two Weeks to Live on Sky One alongside Fleabag’s Sian Clifford.

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