The Season 5 finale of the HBO television series “Game of Thrones” featured several shocking deaths. Cast member Kit Harington recently spoke about the death of one of the characters and about the future of the TV series. [Spoiler Alert!]
Harington reportedly has not read the book “A Dance of Dragons” by George RR Martin, in which his character, Jon Snow, is brutally stabbed by members of the Night’s Watch. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor said he had an “inkling” of the scene after hearing from others about it.
On the major question about whether Jon Snow will return in Season 6, the actor said executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told him the character is truly dead and that the actor will not be returning.
The actor recalled some of his fond memories on the set but also said that the fact that his character did not get to learn the identity of his mother was really “heartbreaking” for him. Harington also shared that he had a tear in his eye on the final day of shooting and said he was more emotional than he thought he would be.
Many fans have speculated the various ways in which Jon Snow could return in Season 6. Joblo points out that Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is at Castle Black at the moment and she may be able to resurrect him. However, Harington may have moved on and is pursuing film roles. According to the report, he has even cut his hair, something that he was not previously allowed to do because of his "Thrones" contract.
David Nutter, director of the Season 5 finale, told Variety about some of the shocking events in the episode, including Jon Snow’s death. The director said he can “emphatically” confirm that the character is “definitely dead,” but did not confirm whether or not Melisandre will resurrect him in Season 6. “That’s not my concern,” Nutter said.
Nutter also pointed out that it was “very difficult” to film the death scene of Jon Snow because Harington had become “family” after being associated with the TV series from the very beginning. The director added that Harington was a “great guy” and the actor was evidently “sad to leave.”
Production of Season 6 has yet to begin and the producers are currently scouting for locations. With the storylines of the popular characters converging, the show is moving toward its ending. Harington predicted the series will end with the most epic final battle ever on TV.