While it certainly seems like we've been going around with this forever now, Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow on HBO's Game of Thrones, has once again asserted that his beloved character really did die in the show's fifth season, and that we're not going to see him alive this upcoming season.
This past week Harington appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show where he was asked about the fate of his character. Apparently, it's not only us lowly fans who want to know what happened to his character after he was betrayed and stabbed multiple times by men from the Night's Watch. Harington said:
Me and my brother got invited to Wimbledon as you do and a Royal was hosting, we didn’t know which Royal it was and it was the Duchess of Cornwall, and she was hosting it and we got sat with her, me and my brother. She leant over the table and said, 'Are you dead?' No word of a lie.
It's difficult to believe he'd lie to a royal.
Earlier last month Harington also granted an interview to Time Out London where he stated, "Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series." Given this, you'd think most people would be satisfied, but no one can exactly be sure considering that he was spotted on set filming for the sixth season. He insists it was just to film some scenes as a corpse, but who really knows?
Given how elusive Game of Thrones has been in the past, we shouldn't expect to truly know anything until season 6 starts up again on April 24. Then again, we have seen time and time again that the writers have very little guilt killing off our favorite characters. It just wouldn't be THAT big of a surprise.