The point where A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones met at the alleged death of Jon Snow has been really rather strange. Readers were now not only sitting around wondering and agonising until the release of the next book, but they joined the rest of the world avidly watching actor Kit Harington’s hair.

In desperation producers had fan-favourite Maisie Williams try and convince fans that Jon Snow was dead, and director David Nutter claimed he had told US President Obama that Jon Snow was dead. Fans responded with complete and utter derision, with one fan starting a petition for Kit to cut his hair. Now Watchers on the Wall have spotted Kit Harington heading back to Belfast, yet again, and on the same flight as Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar.

Kit has apparently had to refuse photo requests with fans in Belfast, saying he was “not allowed”. Of course he could be there to film the funeral, but nobody is buying it. George R.R. Martin has been working to get the sixth instalment of A Song of Ice and Fire published before season six of Game of Thrones, but it’s impossible to tell whether the television version of Jon’s story is going to remotely resemble George’s story (or even be a competent one considering the appalling writing last season). Let’s hope we’ll get a clearer picture of Jon’s fate in The Winds of Winter.

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

3 Responses

  1. Jasmine

    Whether or not Jon Snow is dead, all the angst in cyberspace about him is good publicity. I may be cynical, but if there was a possibility that ratings might slip for the next series, a series of ‘did he or didn’t he die’ media outbursts would help keep potential viewers interested.

    Just have a thought for those of us who can’t get the TV series and have to wait for the DVD…….no surprises left for us!!!!!!!

    • Olga Hughes

      On principle I would like not to watch the show and wait to read George’s version of the story first, but I would have to avoid the internet and the outside world for the next few years. So we’ll be getting the television version first, like it or not.
      I feel for anyone who has to wait for the DVDs, are they releasing them a bit quicker these days?

      • Jasmine

        I don’t know the release date. It is available for pre-order on Amazon but no indication of when it will be available.