To the delight of fans around the world, Kit Harington has confirmed that Jon Snow will be in the upcoming sixth season of “Game of Thrones.” But there’s a catch.
The fate of the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch has plagued “Game of Thrones” viewers for almost a year now, with many staying hopeful about his purported resurrection via the aid of the Red Priestess, Melisandre (Carice van Houten), or his half-brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright).
But despite the widespread belief that the beloved Snow will somehow make it back to the world of the living and live on to become one of the fantasy drama series’ major players, Harington’s recent comments seem to confirm that Jon Snow is, indeed, dead.
In a recent interview with Time Out London, the “Game of Thrones” star revealed that Jon Snow is coming back for season 6. But he’s not coming back alive.
“I filmed some scenes of me being dead,” the actor said.
“It’s some of my best work,” he teased.
When asked whether he is in on what happens in the new season of “Thrones,” Harrington answered: “I don’t have a clue. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that!”
Harington’s Snow was betrayed and stabbed to death in the shocking season 5 finale, but fans have since speculated that the beloved character’s apparent death won’t stick. This rumor was supported by Harington sightings on the “Game of Thrones” set in September and by various fan theories saying that witchcraft could be used to bring the Lord Commander back.
But though Harington claims that he only shot scenes in season 6 as a corpse, the new “Game of Thrones” trailer for the upcoming season may have given fans a glimpse of Jon Snow alive.
According to Vanity Fair, the promo clip, which dropped on Tuesday, March 8, seems to show Snow on horseback, fighting alongside an army.
Watch the full trailer below.
“Game of Thrones” returns with its sixth season on April 24 on HBO.