The upcoming eighth season of Game of Thrones is the celebrated fantasy show’s final one, so there is great anticipation for it. Now, one of the show’s main actors, Kit Harington, has spoken a bit about it, saying the wait will be worth it.
“It’s a lot of–it’s just bigger than it’s ever been!” It is sinking in, it’s just quite emotional,” Harington told Time, adding that he’s going to be in Belfast this week to shoot some scenes.
Harington went on to say that the plan is for him to finish filming his scenes in 2018. When it’s all over, the actor said he’s not sure how that’s going to hit him personally. After all, being Jon Snow and being connected to HBO’s hit show has been such a massive part of his life for so long.
“I don’t know how I’m going to feel sometime next year when I’ve finished,” Harington said. “It’s quite a sudden shift, I guess, but it feels like the right time.”
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere in either late 2018 or early 2019. Though the show is coming to an end, HBO is working on multiple spinoffs.
Also in the Time interview, Harington remarked how part of what makes Game of Thrones great is that the cast and crew are so in sync. “One thing that I’ve noticed is that if people are enjoying what they’re doing and the cast and the crew and the producers are melding in the right way and everyone is getting on in the right way, the right kind of energy is flowing through a group of people, then the end product can only benefit from it and can only become better for it.”
You can read the full interview here at Time.