Game of Thrones is back in a few short weeks, and we've finally heard confirmation of something we already knew - Jon Snow is back.
The actor Kit Harington has been playing Jon Snow since the series first started, and he came to a pretty bitter end in Season 5. But he's been spotted on set a few times in pretty familar garb, and the rest of the cast hasn't done a particularly good job of keeping his presence a secret. So now the star himself has finally just out and admitted he's back, and in an interesting way.
He was chatting to Time Out London and had this to say on the matter: "I filmed some scenes of me being dead, it’s some of my best work."
Hmm. Well it's not outside the realm of possibility, getting an actor back is certainly cheaper than creating a fake corpse and he did seem quite definitively dead. But there have also been long rumours of some kind of ressurection on the cards, even if its in a rather ice zombie sort of way. There's a huge precendent for that in the previous season and it would be a particularly horrific way to bring him back into the fold. And Game of Thrones certainly does good horrific.
Season 6 stars on April 24th 2016.