‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington Reveals He Hasn’t Seen the Final Season

Kit Harington attended the Emmy Awards and revealed some surprising information that fans may find hard to believe. Harington spoke to reporters backstage at the show and revealed that he hasn’t even seen the final season of Game of Thrones, which is known for being quite controversial.

Kit Harington hasn’t seen the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Kit Harrington at the 71st Emmy Awards
Kit Harrington at the 71st Emmy Awards | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

He defended the hard work that went into the final season. “I’ll tell you something… What was it? Controversy. I still haven’t seen the show. That’s how I go about controversy. I haven’t seen the final season,” Harington reveals. “But I know what it took to shoot it. And it was — it was hard and everyone put all of their love and effort into it.”

Harington believes that the direction of the show was correct, and who can better say that than the actors who played the characters for a decade? “And controversy, I think for us — we knew what we were doing was right story-wise,” Harington says. “And we knew that it was right for the characters because we lived with them for 10 years. And I think that kind of set — controversy for us didn’t really affect us.”

David Benioff says it was like working with family

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke at the Emmy Awards
Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke at the Emmy Awards | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

David Benioff, one of the Game of Thrones co-creators, talked about how everyone has become a family and everyone aged while working on the show for 10 years. It was hard for them not to all get close over the years.

“You know honestly, I think part of it is just we’ve been working together for so long and I know it’s a cliche of show business to say that it’s become a family, but it truly feels that way,” he says. “As (co-creator D.B. Weiss) said on stage before, a lot of people standing up here grew up on the show and the rest of us grew old on the show and it’s a genuine, loving community.”

Benioff also spoke about how hard it really is not being able to work with everyone in the same way again. “And I think the hardest part for us is that it’s over and then we’re not going to be working with them again, at least in the short term,” he reveals. “But the fun of it is that we’re here and you know we get to celebrate. So I think it’s just very — it’s gonna make for a much more fun night.”

How did ‘Game of Thrones’ do at the Emmys?

The final season of Game of Thrones won 10 awards a week before the Emmys in the Creative Arts Emmys. They also won outstanding drama series and Peter Dinklage walked away with yet another award for his role as Tyrion Lannister. He won best supporting actor in a drama series this time around.

This year, Game of Thrones only scored 12 out of 32 nominations that it was up for. The highly acclaimed series now sports a total of 50 Emmy wins, which is an impressive world record.

The cast of the show was able to reunite as well, and fans couldn’t get enough of the reunion. Sophie Turner and Kit Harington even had an adorably sweet embrace during the awards show. Turner even grabs Harington’s head in her hands in true emotion.

In all, the Game of Thrones cast had a pretty good night at the Emmys. They got to reunite with old friends, and fans were able to reminisce on the good-old-days.