April 22, 2024

‘Game of Thrones’ star John Bradley reveals if he’ll be in the Jon Snow spinoff

Winter is not coming for him.

John Bradley, who starred as Samwell Tarly, a k a Sam, on “Game of Thrones,” told The Post that he’s unlikely to be in the Jon Snow spinoff show. 

“I’m not sure [that I’ll be in that],” Bradley, 35, told The Post while promoting his new Netflix show “3 Body Problem,” which is helmed by former “GOT” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

“It feels like David and Dan [Weiss] in ‘3 Body Problem’ have given me a whole new type of character to play. And, that cast off some of that Samwell Tarly persona, and some of the things that you associated with that character.”

He added, “I think that if I was to go back to it now, it would feel like a bit of a step backwards. I’m not sure that I could necessarily contact that character as easily as I could, then.”

Kit Harington.

There may be a “Game of Thrones” spinoff for Jon Snow (Kit Harington), but John Bradley, who played Jon’s best friend, isn’t game to return. AP

Samwell Tarly (Jon Bradley) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) may not reunite in a Jon Snow spinoff show.

Sam and Jon looking at each other on

Sam Tarly (John Bradley) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) may not reunite on-screen, even if the Jon Snow show happens.

So far, “Game of Thrones” has spawned one spinoff show, HBO’s “House of the Dragon,” which follows the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) through a civil war around 200 years before the events of the first series. 

“HOTD,” which premiered in 2022 and has a second season coming June 16, stars Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke. 

It was a success for HBO, snagging around 29 million viewers per episode. (However, Bradley has said he’s not among its viewers).

Several other spinoffs have been announced — and in 2022, it was announced that a Jon Snow spinoff series is in development.

It would be a sequel series following Jon Snow (Kit Harington) after the events of “Game of Thrones.” 

Jon Snow and Sam in

John Bradley, who played Sam in “Game of Thrones,” said that returning would feel like “a step backwards.” Helen Sloan / HBO

John Bradley smiling.

“I think I’ve changed as a person,” John Bradley said, about his days since playing Samwell Tarly. REUTERS

Sam Tarly (John Bradley).

Sam Tarly (Jon Bradley) was Jon Snow’s best friend, but Bradley said it’s unlikely he’ll be in a Jon Snow show.

Since Samwell Tarly, aka Sam, was Jon’s best friend, and also survived the events of “GoT,” it seems likely that Sam would appear in a Jon Snow show. 

But, according to Bradley, not so fast. 

“I think I’ve changed as a person, and I think certain aspects of my personality have developed and diverged from what that character was at the time,” said Bradley. 

Kit Harington.

Kit Harington would be the star of the Jon Snow spinoff show. Getty Images for Fendi

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in a boat.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) might have more on-screen adventures, but Sam (John Bradley) probably won’t join him. AP

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) famously died in “Game of Thrones” before getting resurrected.

“It would be interesting to revisit [Sam] again. But, I was happy with the way his story ended,” Bradley said, referring to how Sam began the show as a reject among rejects — cast out by his father to join the Night’s Watch, where he was mocked for his lack of bravery and athleticism — and ended it in a position of power and respect, as the Grand Maester to King Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright). 

He added: “It just feels like going back to it might take something away from my holistic view of that character’s arc.”

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