It's a Westeros miracle! There have been rumblings and doubts about Jon Snow’s fate ever since “Game of Thrones” Season 5 ended in June, however fans of the HBO drama might finally have proof that he’s alive. Actor Kit Harington was photographed in costume while on the set of Season 6.
The photos were taken Fame Fly and published by the Daily Mail Friday. The images show Harington in Belfast, Ireland, where filming for the upcoming sixth season is currently underway. While this isn’t the first time that Harington was photographed in Belfast, it is the first picture of him dressed as Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Unfortunately the image doesn’t reveal any plot details -- like how he could have possibly survived getting stabbed repeatedly by the members of the Night’s Watch. However, there is one major twist that can be seen from the image … Jon Snow's lucious long locks are tied up in a ponytail/ man bun.
What could this possibly mean? Could this change in hair signify a new start for Jon Snow? Is he now living life on the edge, laughing in the face of baldness? Fans will have to wait until 2016 to find out what’s really going on with the Lord Commander and his radical new hairdo. (But we already approve).
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Previous to the release of the photo, Harington hinted himself that Jon Snow was alive. In an interview with Dutch magazine Humo (via The Express), the 28-year-old actor said that he’s still under contract with HBO.
"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," he explained. "One thing’s for sure: the day I’m no longer on ‘Thrones’ is the day I’ll bury myself in movie projects."
Emmy host Andy Samberg also joked about Jon Snow’s fate during the Award Show last Sunday. While wishing a happy birthday to “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin, Samberg told the audience that Martin revealed during commercial that Jon Snow is still alive.
Theories surrounding Jon Snow’s death include the character returning as a White Walker or being resurrected by the Red Woman, Melisandre (Carice van Houten).
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres on HBO in 2016.