In last night’s Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale, Jon Snow was brutally betrayed by the Night’s Watch and stabbed to death. Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and confirmed that Jon was really dead.
Harington said: “This is my understanding of it. I had a sit-down with Dan and David, we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, ‘Look, you’re gone, it’s done.’ And as far as the salary thing goes, that angered me when that story came out. I don’t know where it came from, but it was inaccurate in many ways. It’s going to put questions into your head and into fans’ heads that things are not what they are. Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, ‘This is how it is.’ If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really”.
Showrunner Dan Weiss, was also asked about Jon surviving and said: “Dead is dead”. However fans remain unconvinced, with many pointing out that Melisandre, the red priestess, has the power to resurrect the dead and could be the unlikely saviour of everyone’s favourite bastard.