SPOILER ALERT: This story contains HUGE SPOILERS for ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Six which premiers in April.  DO NOT READ if you don’t want to know what happens!

In one of the most buzzed-about cliffhangers on all of television, Season Five of ‘Game of Thrones’ floored fans when one of the most popular (and dreamy) characters, Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, was betrayed by his own men and murdered, left dead in the snow.

Or was he?

It’s been one of the most hotly debated subjects for months– long, long months.  Oh sure, he seemed pretty dead, but this is a world filled with mysticism and supernatural occurrences.  Could death be averted?  Overcome?  Negated?  Okay sure, it’s never happened before, but it’s never happened to Jon frickin’ Snow before, either!  Surely some shenanigans could bring HIM back!

Fans have scoured the internet for any glimmer of hope.  And there have been a few.  Harington has been spotted on and around the location sets in Ireland where the show is filmed.  His visage has been used in promotional material, like this poster.

So what’s the truth?  Is Jon Snow in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Six?

Well, fortunately, there is good news!  The reports that Harington was onset are true and he did indeed film some scenes!

The bad news?

Harington himself states, “I filmed some scenes of me being dead.”

So yes, Harington does appear onscreen again as Jon Snow.  But sadly, it’s as Jon Snow’s corpse.

Just to make things very clear, Harington declared:

“Look, I’m not in the show anymore. I’m definitely not in the new series.”

(Note: Series = Seasons here in the U.S.)

So in no uncertain terms, Jon Snow isn’t in Season Six.  Then again Bran Stark was “definitely” not in Season Five, but he’s back in Six.  So there is a loophole in Harington’s choice of words, if that gives you any hope.  He might not be in the new season, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be back in upcoming installments.

Harington also added that he didn’t “have a clue” what happens in the upcoming season.

So does this ruin your life?  Or at least your love of ‘Game of Thrones’?  Or do you think people are making too much out of this?  After all, he’s hardly the first character to be killed off!

‘Game of Thrones’ returns on HBO on April 24.

Source: Entertainment Weekly