**SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY** Last night, “Game Of Thrones” capped off its fifth season, and the show left fans with something to mourn and speculate about until season six: Jon Snow’s death. That’s right, the popular character played by Kit Harington was killed off in the finale, but is he really dead? The team behind the show have some answers.
“Dead is dead,” “Game Of Thrones” showrunner and writer Dan Weiss told EW. “We would hope that after seeing the scene and the way it’s shot that the answer to that will be unambiguous in the minds of the people watching it. It should be pretty clear what happens by the time you’re done seeing that scene. It’s not an, ‘Oh what just happened scene?’”
And Harington makes it doubly clear that as far as he is concerned, his time is 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 [Benioff] and Dan and George [R.R. Martin]’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,” the actor told the site.
Some fans might point to Martin’s recent comments, “If there’s one thing we know in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ is that death is not necessarily permanent.” However, the show has started diverging from the books pretty significantly already and it looks like the future of “Game Of Thrones” is Jon Snow-less even if Harington signed up for seventh season last fall.
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