If you haven’t kept up with HBO’s Game of Thrones, there are major spoilers ahead. With the tragic conclusion of season 5, many fans were left reeling from the death of Jon Snow. Or so we were led to believe. Since the finale, both producers of the show and actor Kit Harington have expressed, in no uncertain terms, that the character had met his end at the hands of his sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch. However, all is not as it seems. After months of rumour over the British actor’s hair stylings, and possible sightings on the GoT set, Harington has spoken out about his contractual obligations to Belgian magazine, Humo.
Speaking to the magazine, Harington expressed complicated feelings for the show, stating: “The show is like a [double-edged] sword to me: I owe a lot to it, but at the same time it has almost completely drained me. Oh well, I try not to think about it too much. The important thing is that I now know exactly how long I am still under contract. Let’s just say that Game of Thrones will remain a part of my life for a while, I’ll probably be in my thirties when it’s over“. (Via Vanity Fair)
Seeing as the actor is only just 29, it seems we may be seeing more of our bastard hero in the upcoming series of Game of Thrones. Could this mean Jon will finally unite his brothers in the war against the white walkers? Will he have a greater roll in the fate of the seven kingdoms? Will we ever learn his true lineage? We will have to wait and see, however, this is still great news for fans of a show with an increasingly high mortality rate.
Game of Thrones season 6 is expected to air on HBO in April, 2016.