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An interview with Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” may actually confirm what many fans have believed about the character for months: He will be returning.
According to the UK’s Express, Harington interviewed with Belgium magazine, Humo, which asked how long he’s under contract with “Game of Thrones.”
“I can’t talk about that,” Kit reportedly said. “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.”
If true, that would mean 28-year-old Harington would be on contract with the show for at least two years. And at the most, he’ll be on contract for three more years through the show’s last planned season, Season 8.
The question of whether Jon Snow survived the surprise ambush by his fellow Night Watchmen has been swirling since the show’s fifth season finale. It has since been fed by sightings of the actor in Ireland where the show is shooting, among other things.
— Watchers on the Wall (@WatchersOTWall) July 21, 2015
Even the statements from two HBO executives saying the character is dead hasn’t stopped fans from believing Jon wll be back, since there’s a possibility he could return in an undead state.
A BI reader did offer this possibile explanation:
@ajs to be fair, book 5 was not released when they began production so they might have wanted to lock him in for X amount of years
— Brendan O’Neil (@brendan_o) September 15, 2015
A representative for Harington didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. HBO told BI that it doesn’t comment on actors’ contracts.