Game of Thrones is not a cheerful show. No one is safe in George R.R. Martin’s Westeros and though I like it that way, it does mean a lot of death. Like, to a shocking degree sometimes. The toll rose significantly with The Red Wedding last season, and you only have to watch the series’ In Memoriam reel for a few seconds to get an idea about the high body count. According to Kit Harington, the actor who plays Jon Snow, it’s going to get worse.
He recently spoke with Access Hollywood about the upcoming season and warned:
“It doesn’t get any easier this season… More deaths this season than any other! I can’t tell you who dies. You’d think they’d tone the deaths down, but they don’t. They’ve realized that’s a successful option, so they’re just killing more people than we’ve ever killed.”
See, Jon Snow does know something! Of course it’s obvious and anyone who’s been reading the books knows what’s ahead, but still. We should all brace ourselves.