The 'Game of Thrones' star isn't pulling any punches.
The last time we saw Jon Snow, his blood was seeping, or maybe gushing, into the snow around him after he'd been stabbed repeatedly by his fellow men of the Night's Watch. In the time since that episode aired, a series of hints and leaks have led us to wonder if maybe Snow survived the attack, even if the show's producer has explicitly said he didn't.
So what does Jon Snow himself say? Kit Harington appeared on BBC Breakfast Wednesday and he did not mince words.
"All I can tell you is Jon Snow is dead," Harington said. "He died at the end of the last season."
When asked if perhaps Snow's spirit lives on in some form, Harington said,
"Who knows? You’ll have to wait and see. It’s going to be a very excited season so I’m led to believe."
Dead or not, we know Harington was on set for the filming of the upcoming season, and it's telling that he's been wearing his hair in Jon Snow's style, so what gives? It seems he'll be on the show in some capacity, and it's hard to imagine he was brought back to play a corpse.
Even general questions about the show, the actor carefully answered just like any other unconnected fan.
'I think they usually release it around April, so I'm expecting it to come out then,' he said. 'I can't wait to see it. I'm really looking forward to it.'
The interviewer threw one last desperate bolas in an attempt to trip him up: 'You're not going to miss it?'
'I'm not going to miss it,' he stoically repeated, knowing any other answer would have given the game away.
'I remember what I thought when I first read it, which was [this is] the most bizarre thing I've read, ever,' he said. I thought: how is this going to work? Is this ever going to work? Are people ever going to watch this?
'So I think it was a really pleasant surprise for us all when it took off the way it did.'
He continued: 'I had a horrible wig on in the pilot, it just didn't work. No one has ever seen it, it's in some back room somewhere, and I'd like it to stay there I think.'
Game Of Thrones returns with season six on April 24.