Game of Thrones season 6: Kit Harington all but admits Jon Snow isn’t dead, will be in the show for seasons to come

’ll probably be in my thirties when it’s over'

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Praise the old gods and the new, it seems Jon Snow really is coming back from the dead. Valar not so morghulis.

Last week Kit Harington was spotted at the filming of a battle scene, and now he’s made a somewhat telling slip during an interview with Dutch magazine Humo.

This was the exchange, according to a Dutch speaker on Reddit:

Kit: The important thing is that I now know exactly how long I am still under contract, and in the meantime-

Interviewer: How many more seasons would that be?

Kit: Nice try (laughs). I can’t talk about that. 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. One thing’s for sure: the day I’m no longer on Thrones is the day I’ll bury myself in movie projects (laughs).

Currently aged 28, if Harington is still in the show “in his thirties”, then he’s certainly sticking around for longer than a funeral scene or a couple of flashbacks, and it looks like there's going to be at least 8 seasons.

Jon Snow looked very much dead at the end of season 5 (Picture: HBO)

Unless this is all a fake-out a la Sam “I’m not doing the Bond theme” Smith (he now is), the news will renew fan theorising over how Jon will return, the leading idea being that Melisandre will be involved with his resurrection.

While the news will come to the joy of fans who feared the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch dead, Harington himself has mixed feelings about his continuing role in the series.

"I often felt frustrated as well," he said during the same interview. "I had to pass on amazing parts because I was attached to Game of Thrones. So the show is like a double-egded sword to me: I owe a lot to it, but, at the same time, it has almost completely drained me. Oh well, I try not to think about it too much."

Game of Thrones season 6 is expected to arrive on HBO and Sky Atlantic in April 2016.

(H/T Watchers on the Wall)