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23rd Oct 2017

Kit Harington reveals there is an episode of Game of Thrones that has never been seen

“Every now and then, [the creators] send me a screengrab."


Game of Thrones escape

Thought you had seen every episode? Think again.

Instead of wondering how the final season of Game of Thrones is going to end, you will now be asking yourself about the secret episode that has never been aired.

That’s right, Kit Harington has revealed that the Game of Thrones cast and crew filmed a secret episode of the hit TV show but sadly it will never see the light of day, or so he hopes anyway.

The actor told The Guardian that he and a couple of his co-stars featured in a pilot for the show that wasn’t used by the creators and although it has never been seen, it still haunts Harington.

Harington says that the creators regularly threaten to release the unseen pilot in order to embarrass him and are keeping the footage even though the actor who plays Jon Snow wants to make sure that it never surfaces online.

“[The cast] made a lot of mistakes. It didn’t look right, didn’t feel right, had nothing different about it. [The creators] say, if I ever piss them off too much, they’ll release it on YouTube.”

“Every now and then, they send me a screengrab, just as a threat.”

As well as the bad acting and laughable mistakes, the unseen pilot portrays a completely different Snow to the one that we are so used to seeing on our television screens.

In the pilot, Harington was wearing a wig and was clean-shaven and the show’s creators, Weiss and Benioff, were uncertain about him playing the character of Snow.

However, Harington went back to the drawing board – as did the show’s creators – and grew a beard and long hair to fit perfectly into the character of Jon Snow that we all know and love so well.

Also, Harington has a new drama on BBC called Gunpowder which documents the actions of Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes and a close group of English Catholics as they plan to destroy the House of Lords by igniting gunpowder that’s stored underneath Westminster.

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