Disclaimer: Every single word in this story may be true, but we recommend taking them with a Wall-sized heaping of salt. Because when Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington says he’s only going to be in the HBO drama’s new season as a corpse… we really don’t believe he’s just going to lie there like casket fodder.
But that’s what the actor recently told Time Out London, saying that the only new scenes he’s filmed for the series were “scenes of me being dead” and joked “It’s some of my best work.”
Rumors of Harington’s involvement in the coming season, despite Jon Snow’s apparent death at the end of Season 5, have been gathering steam since the season finale. Harington’s decision to keep Jon’s long locks, along with photos of him in Belfast (one of the drama’s shooting locations), seemed to back the hopeful scuttlebutt.
But Harington and his castmates have repeated vowed that Ned Stark’s bastard son is “dead” — much like Maisie Williams did when Michael Ausiello asked her about her on-screen brother at last year’s Emmys. And for his part, Harington told Time Out London that he’s not privy to what else will happen on the show this season.
So what do you think, Game of Thrones fans? Is it likely that the show brought Harington back just to play a dead body? Or does the fact that he says he plays a “corpse” lead you to believe that maybe he’s now playing one of the Night’s King’s right-hand men? Or is it something else altogether? Drop your theory in the comments!