It’s official: Jon Snow to return to ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

24 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Expect some Snow this winter: Game of Thrones season 6 poster out.

It’s been rumoured for months that Game of Thrones fan favourite Jon Snow – who was apparently killed off at the end of season five – would be making a comeback in the show’s forthcoming sixth season.

Actor Kit Harington has been spotted out and about near the show’s Belfast set, and the internet (or at least the Game of Thrones-obsessed part of the internet) has been flooded with stories about the star reportedly filming battle scenes, and leading an army of Northerners to war. It’s unclear if Harvey is a fan of the show, but Noah Syndergaard, the new Mets man about town, is a huge fan, as the show’s theme song is his walk-up music. HBO’s hit fantasy drama is known for serving up graphic deaths of its lead characters, but when fan favorite Jon Snow was killed off in season 5 finale earlier this year, avid followers speculated every theory and sighting that would bring him back from the dead.

Or that Snow’s name has been inexplicably changed to April.) And while those sceptical about Harington’s acting skills might express some doubt, it’s clear the character is meant to be alive in the picture, if not exactly well: he appears to be standing, with his head downcast and blood pouring from his eye. Another, possibly less likely fan theory suggests that Jon could have learnt to “warg” like his brother Bran, and that he may have transferred his consciousness into his Direwolf, Ghost, in the moments before he died. When he joined the Night’s Watch, Jon’s vow – “I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children; I shall wear no crowns and win no glory; I shall live and die at my post” – meant that he was bound to serve the brotherhood for the rest of his life.

Fan speculation on Jon Snow’s fate has ranged from sightings of Harington on set in Ireland to the actor’s decision not to cut his shoulder-length brown locks, which have become a trademark of his character. Little slips from fellow cast members in interviews have also fuelled the fire, but HBO and the show’s creators have enjoyed toying with fans, always avoiding the question and keeping Harington out of fan-events. The implication is that through his death, Jon may have been freed from his contract, allowing him to leave The Wall, take arms against his family’s enemies and fulfill his true destiny, whatever it may be. His tragic demise was lamented, but readers of Martin’s books immediately suggested the character could be returning, albeit through otherworldly means.

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