We’ve only just begun the long wait until Game of Thrones’s eighth and final season airs on HBO, but one of the show’s biggest stars threw us a nugget to hold us over—at least for a day or two. Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the popular series, was asked by a paparazzo whether he would be fathering a child in the next season, and his answer had fans making their own conclusions.
“Do you become a father in Season 8?” he’s asked in the clip below. Harington turns back to the camera to give a sly smile before laughing off the question. Sounds a lot like a guy who knows answering that specific inquiry could get him in a whole lot of trouble.
In case it was at all possible to forget, Snow ended Season 7 with a steamy sex scene with Daenerys Targaryen (whom he doesn’t yet know is his biological aunt). While Dany has been told she’s infertile and unable to conceive a child, fans have a few theories that the two will unwittingly become pregnant with an incest baby (who may or may not be the prince that was promised).
But according to Harington, Season 8 will be more about death and destruction than conceiving a child. “If you ask me what I think will happen, I think it’s got to end with some serious fighting,” he told Deadline. “The thing is, with so few characters left, [viewers] should get used to and get ready for … Thrones returning to form and killing its main characters quickly.”
“They’re going got go, and they’re going to go fast, and I think that the payoff of our characters not being in great peril this year will be that, next year, it’s going to be a bloodbath.”
Anyone who remembers the great Kit Harington Lying Press Tour of 2016 (where he declared he was dead for good) will know to take his words with a grain of salt where Thrones is involved.