Will Jon Snow return or won’t he is the question fans have been asking ever since the character, played by British actor Kit Harrington, was murdered by members of the Night’s Watch in the Season 5 finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” He fell to the ground and was staring into the sky, covered in his own blood. Earlier, Natalie Dormer had said that Jon Snow is dead. Now, however, Harrington says that he will return to Season 6 of the fantasy series but as a corpse.
“Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series. I filmed some scenes of me being dead – [jokingly] it’s some of my best work,” Harrington said as quoted by Time Out.
When asked if he knows what happens in the series following his death, he said he has no idea. “I don’t have a clue. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that!” Harrington said.
It may appear that Harrington is teasing his fans with the “I know how long” words; he may have filmed some flashbacks as well. According to io9.gizmodo.com, Harrington has been spotted on the set in Ireland clad in armour of the House of Stark.
Harrington had said declared in June last year that he was done with the show. “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,’” the actor said, speaking to Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” he added.
At this point, his statements are a little confusing but means that the actor is perhaps trying to hide some important details regarding the fate of his character on the show. Things will become clear once “Game of Thrones” returns on April 24 this year.