He's Back! Marc Hom and the Return of Jon Snow
Marc Hom continued his blockbuster collaboration between Entertainment Weekly and Game of Thrones with the incredible exclusive story on this week’s episode of the HBO show. Fan favorite Jon Snow was killed off at the end of last season, creating a cliffhanger that no one expected. But, on the second episode this season, Jon thundered back to life in a move that many were too afraid to hope for. Kit Harrigton, the actor who plays Jon on the show, covers Entertainment Weekly this week in a shoot with Marc Hom to announce that Jon Snow is alive.
For all intents and purposes.
We won’t get into all the complexities, but there are still a lot of questions that the show will hopefully answer in the coming season.
For Marc, this shoot was really refreshing. He’s photographed the Game of Thrones cast many times before, but this was the first time he got Kit Harington as Kit Harington. This was about connecting with the actor and not the character, and Marc was thrilled to do that. “It was very nice to work with him on something that was not in costume,” says Marc. “It was just about capturing him more than the character, basically. So that was very nice and it was cool. And I think that not having to have a reference to the show makes it kind of a bit more fresh.”
When Jon Snow died last season, fans were horrified to think that the only taste of Jon they’d ever get again would be watching Harington play other characters while grieving for their favorite character. Marc gives us Harington, but for now at least, we get more Jon as well.
Until, of course, we don’t.