Is Jon Snow dead? Theories stoked by Kit Harington's longer hair despite Game of Thrones director claiming he's 'deader than dead'

Valar morghulis

Christopher Hooton
Monday 06 July 2015 16:31
Comments

Yes he looks like a puppy, yes he's pretty good with a sword, but Jon Snow is dead you guys. So very dead.

The simplistic but popular Hair Theory ('Kit's still got Jon's hair so he must be coming back!') was reinforced at Wimbledon this week, where the actor was seen still having not cut his hair, despite a drastic change in hairstyle being something most TV actors do as soon as their role in a long running series has ended (see: Bryan Cranston).

While it serves as a shred of hope, the weights on the 'Jon Snow is dead' side of the scales are made of solid lead.

Kit Harington himself:

"I had a sit-down with Dan and David (Weiss and Benioff, the creators), we did the Tony Soprano walk [letting an actor know they’re being whacked]. And they said, "Look, you’re gone, it’s done.""

"Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, "This is how it is." If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season. So that’s all I can tell you, really.

Director David Nutter (who helmed the season 5 finale in which Snow died):

"I can say emphatically that Jon Snow is definitely dead.

"Kit Harington is just a great guy and Kit was sad to leave the crew. It’s an emotional feeling as well. But I felt it was important to set up the sequence as quickly as possible so you didn’t expect it or wait for it. I didn’t want it to linger. I wanted it to catch you by surprise.

"My concern was to take care of Jon Snow, and he's now deader than dead."

So why has Kit Harington kept his hair long?

He previously said it annoyed him, getting in his eyes, but perhaps he has warmed to the shaggy cut? More likely still, HBO asked him to kindly keep it Snow length until season 6 precisely so it would stoke this debate.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in