Kit Harington has confirmed he’ll return for the sixth season of “Game of Thrones,” although it won’t be in the way most fans hoped.
The actor, and virtually everyone else involved with the hit HBO drama, has insisted for months that Jon Snow is dead, murdered by members of the Night’s Watch in the Season 5 finale. But of course Harington was spotted on the show’s Belfast set just as production began on the sixth season, calling into question all of those claims (and HBO’s trolling of fans in the marketing materials has only further fueled doubt).
However, in an interview with Time Out London, Harington finally cracked — if only just a little. “Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series,” he states firmly, only to concede, when prodded, “I filmed some scenes of me being dead – it’s some of my best work.”
Jon Snow fans will undoubtedly be crestfallen by that revelation. Still, Harington does seem to leave a little room for speculation: Asked whether he knows what happens as the series unfolds, the actor replied, “I don’t have a clue. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that!”
Did he mean he knows how many episodes his corpse appears in … or how many episodes Jon Snow remains a corpse?
“Game of Thrones” returns Sunday, April 24, on HBO.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)