Kit Harrington has made a name for himself as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” over the past several years, and during much of season 3, we finally saw his role progress beyond just a lonely man wandering around the north with the Night’s Watch. He fell in love with Ygritte, tried to find a place within the Wildings, but then left as soon as his desire to become a hero was compromised. The biggest disappointment of his story to us this year? That Cirian Hinds, who was long-hyped for the role of Mance Rayder, really did not have that substantial of a role.
So what does Harrington know about Jon’s future moving into season 4? Only as much as George R.R. Martin has written. He has yet to read the latest edition A Dance with Dragons, and he tells the Wall Street Journal that he is not too keen to press on spoilers in advance:
“What do I know about what happens in George’s head from the fifth book onward? I know absolutely nothing. And I would never ask. I’ve met George numerous times, and we’re friends, but I think he’s got so much pressure on his shoulders from fans about what’s going to happen I would never want to ask him what’s happening with my character. I would never ask him and I’d want it to be a surprise anyway. I don’t know who [Jon Snow’s] mother is, I don’t know what is going to happen to him, I don’t know if he’s going to be in the sixth book. Not a clue.”
Jon’s story is sure to get even more exciting as we move forward from here, and one imperative thing to remember is that with Robb Stark now gone (R.I.P.), other characters will be relied upon even more to provide that heroic energy. There’s no guarantee that Jon will be victorious or even survive, but every good story needs someone to root for.
In speaking about characters you don’t most-likely root for, be sure to visit the link here if you want to hear what Lena Headey has to say on Cercei’s future. Production on season 4 starts up next month, presumably in Belfast.