Kit Harington May Have Just Let It Slip That Jon Snow Is Coming Back
Jon Snow survivalists, this one’s for you.
Whether he’s dead and bound to be resurrected by the Red Witch, has a future joining ranks with the White Walkers, or just plain survived the brutal knifing he took at the tail end of Game of Thrones Season five, Jon Snow reportedly is going to be gracing your TV screens once again … somehow.
Kit Harington, who’s been spotted around the Belfast filming location for Season six plenty often enough to instill confidence in his impending return to the show—despite HBO’s harried insistence that he is, in fact, quite dead—was recently quoted as confirming that he’s got a lot of time left being the most meme-able character in all of Westeros.
As reported by Collider, Harrington spoke to Belgian magazine Humo recently in support of his new movie Testament of Youth and spilled the beans that he’s still gaming it up with the George R. R. Martin squad for the foreseeable future.
The interview was translated by a Reddit user so, as a caveat, there’s always a chance of some misinterpretation here. However, if the quotes are accurately represented, it sounds like Kit’s got a lot of Jon Snowing left to do—and he knows exactly how much, too.
Harington was speaking in the context of being tied down to the hit series and having to pass on other opportunities as a result, and said, “the show is like a double-egded 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, and in the meantime …”
The interviewer then prompted him for a number, but of course he was unwilling to dish out that exact detail—but he’d already said enough.
“Nice try. I can’t talk about that. 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.”
For the record: Harington is currently 28 years old. Commence the dragon dance.