“Game of Thrones” Season 6 will be shot in Croatia, a country where filming for the previous seasons took place. HBO's decision to continue in the country is expected to mean increased tourism and jobs there. Meanwhile, a new report reveals hints provided by George R.R. Martin about the fate of character Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.
Sets in Croatia have been used to depict the cities of King’s Landing and Meereen in the TV series. According to a report by Croatia Week, Gordan Maras, the country's minister of entrepreneurship and trades, has confirmed that the TV series will continue in the country for the next two seasons. Maras is said to have met with HBO senior executive Jay Roewe in the United States, and the company has reportedly promised an investment of 8 million euros ($8.8 million) in the country.
Maras pointed out that HBO is also interested in filming a few “other projects” in the country. It was not clear if those involve other books by Martin.
As for Jon Snow, the future of the character is uncertain in the book series, and the TV series has caught up with the storyline in the books. Martin has not confirmed when he will be able to complete the next book of the series. The author is an adviser for the TV series, so the producers may know how the story continues. [Spoiler alert]
According to a report by Winter Is Coming, the character was last seen being brutally stabbed by members of the Night’s Watch and was presumed dead by many. The report points out that Martin refused to confirm that the character was dead, saying simply, “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you?”
One fan theory is that Snow will "warg" into, or possess, his direwolf called Ghost and live on in the animal’s body. This is based on the fact that the character whispered his pet’s name just before dying in the books. If the fan theory turns out to be correct, it will mean that fans will get to see Harington for the last time in “Game of Thrones” Season 6.