Season 5 Game of Thrones spoilers!
Ever since Jon Snow was brutally murdered by his own men at the end of season 5, fans of the fantasy hit Game of Thrones have been waiting for news of everyone’s favourite bastard – but now Kit Harington has dealt the audience an equally fatal blow.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Kit confirmed that despite the near constant rumours, Jon Snow is very much dead and that the fans are going have to ‘get used’ to the idea.
Speaking about the fan reaction to his intense final scenes, which saw the beloved Jon Snow being betrayed by the Nights Watch, he admitted to being nervous people would be glad to see the back of him.
I was hoping that there would be an outcry of ‘why?’ and ‘oh god, no, no’ rather than ‘thank god’. That was the right reaction as far as I was concerned! People didn’t want me to die, but he’s dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it.
The actor also unfairly teased further hints about Jon Snow’s involvement in season six, saying it will be minimal, adding: “I haven’t done Thrones in a while. I had quite a lot of time off last year. I’ve been taking it easy. And relaxing.”
Finally they asked how he has dealt with the near constant rumours surrounding Jon Snow’s fate and his supposed resurrection.
I’ve just hit the ground, and gone undercover. I’ve tried to do absolutely no press for anything.
It’s brilliant, the fact that people care about this TV show and what happens to the people they love or hate in it, is a special thing. I’ve got nothing to complain about, put it that way. If they care about it and I get asked about it a lot, it means that people hold it dear to their hearts and it’s doing what it meant to.
Despite Kit’s insistence we’re not buying it, there have been too many rumours and clues for Kit to be leaving just yet so we’re betting on this being a publicity stunt.
Game of Thrones returns for season 6 on April 24 in both the UK and U.S.