Ian McShane, Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

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Could Ian McShane be the key to happiness for Game of Thrones fans everywhere? The Emmy nominee is heading to Westeros to play...Surprise! His role is being kept under wraps. Could it have something to do with...Jon Snow?

Who knows! But the Golden Globe winner is going to be on the show! McShane, who is known for his roles on Deadwood and the short-lived Kings, will reportedly have limited screen time in season six, EW reports.

Season six of Game of Thrones is now in production in Belfast and is the first season to not have source material from author George R.R. Martin's books. That's not to say Game of Thrones is going rogue. Martin has told executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff his roadmap. But that's also not to say that this season will spoil the books. Game of Thrones has begun deviating from the novels more so in season five than any other season, for better or for worse (depending on who you ask).

McShane's other TV work includes Ray Donovan, American Horror Story: Asylum and The Pillars of the Earth.

You know who else is in Belfast? Kit Harington. Yes, Harington in all his Jon Snow beard and hair glory has been spotted around with various Game of Thrones costars. But he died. Or did he? Everybody claims he's dead. Harington said he's dead. HBO's Michael Lombardo said he's dead...well, that's what he meant to say, but let's dissect this quote closer because we're on the Internet and that's what you're supposed to do: "Dead is dead is dead is dead. He be dead," Lombardo told reporters at HBO's 2015 TCA summer press tour session. "Yes. Everything I've seen, heard or read, Jon Snow is dead."

Everything he's seen, heard or read. Maybe the writers haven't told him so he could help continue the ruse? Our conspiracy theory hats are firmly planted on! See all the other evidence that Jon Snow will return.

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