Kit Harington is sticking to his guns regarding Jon Snow’s fate, and insists that he’ll be 100% corpse in Game of Thrones season 6.
Speaking to TimeOut London, Harington does not mince words about Jon Snow’s non-continued existence.
“Look, I’m not in the show any more,” the actor says. “I’m definitely not in the new series.”
Well, that’s not entirely true. Harington amends that he does appear in Game of Thrones season 6, not unlike Charles Dance’s brief appearence last year.
“I filmed some scenes of me being dead –- it’s some of my best work,” Harington jokes. (Ha-ha, Kit, you’re hilarious.) Along those same lines, Harington insists that he doesn’t “have a clue” about what season 6 holds.
“I know how long I’m a corpse for,” he says, “But I can’t tell you that!”
Harington’s words represent a return to form for the actor, who has largely denied that he will play any part in Game of Thrones season 6 after Jon Snow’s murder in last year’s finale.
“I’ve been told I’m dead,” Harington said, in a post-mortem interview. “I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season.”
These words were later contradicted in a somewhat controversial interview, in which the actor allegedly said that “Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while.” (This was later disputed by co-star Masie Williams.)
Meanwhile, photos from Belfast, Northern Ireland seemed to settle the question from a production standpoint. Although President Michael Lombardo appeared quite confident in Jon Snow’s grim final fate, HBO has embraced the broiling fan speculation. The first poster released for Game of Thrones season 6 portrayed an eerie image of Jon, and a recent teaser featured him prominently among the series’ beloved dead and doomed.
It seems most likely that all of this hullabaloo and misdirection conceals the fact that Jon will indeed be dead at the start of Game of Thrones season 6, but will then be revived by the Red Priestess Melisandre. That being said, the epic fantasy series is charging ahead into material not covered in George R.R. Martin’s books, so fans on all sides of this great debate will have to wait until April to finally learn the truth.
Game of Thrones season 6 premieres on Sunday, April 24, at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.